The Samsung Galaxy Fold was initially supposed to launch earlier this year, but due to durability and build issues, Samsung recalled the handset to try and fix some of its weak points. The handset is expected to be released in the US tomorrow but it seems that at least one of the review units have already been damaged.
According to a report from TechCrunch’s Brian Heater, it seems that after about a day’s use of the Galaxy Fold, the display has already suffered some damage. As you can see in the photo above, there seems to be a cluster of pixels in the middle of the screen that looks like it has been damaged.
While the size of the damage is less than a centimeter across, we’d hate to think how much worse it could be over time. According to Heater, he did not drop or damage the phone in any way that he could think of, and speculated that the damage could have been caused during the closing/folding of the device. Samsung has since taken the handset back to see what went wrong.
To Samsung’s credit, they did warn users about the phone and how to handle it properly. The phone’s packaging came with a ton of instructions and warnings on how to treat the display, although with it damaging after a day’s use is rather worrisome. It is possible that this could be an outlier, but we’ll have to wait and see.
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- f/1.5 Aperture
- Wireless Charging
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