It was a tough rollout for Samsung’s highly anticipated foldable phone, as the Galaxy Fold reportedly broke down after a few days of use for many of its early reviewers.
One reviewer from Bloomberg said his “review unit is completely broken and unusable after just two days in,” in a series of tweets where he documented how his screen broke after he removed the protective film. Elsewhere, a “small bulge” was detected that was said to be the result of a defective hinge. Meanwhile, as other reviewers have indicated that they repeatedly see a flickering screen, a Samsung spokesperson said in a statement that the company will “thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter.” The spokesperson then attributed to some of the malfunctions as potential user errors, adding that “removing the protective layer or adding adhesives to the main display may cause damage.”
With that said, the company announced yesterday that the Galaxy Fold had sold out on its website, though they declined to say how many phones had actually been sold. The state of the art device is a 4.6 inch-smartphone that opens up into a 7.3-inch tablet, that will be available on AT&T and T-Mobile starting April 26 for a cost of $1,980.
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