Last month, Samsung faced a wave of criticism when the review devices of its ambitious Galaxy Fold phone began to fail. Now, according to Korean media Yonhap, the company has made some improvements and is testing the devices with mobile operators in South Korea.
The screens of some units were cracked or damaged because the examiners had taken off the protective layer above the screen. Samsung failed to communicate effectively that protective layers should not be removed. There were also problems with the sturdiness of the hinge holding both sides of the screen. The Korean giant finally had to cancel all pre-orders and postpone the launch.
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Yonhap's report suggests that with new units, Samsung has integrated the protective layer of the screen on the inside of the screen to prevent people from snatching it. In addition, it filled this space near the hinge to prevent debris from entering the interior of the unit and damaging components. According to sources close to the publication, the Korean phone maker will release the device early next month.
After this saga, people interested in buying the Galaxy Fold will naturally be wary of the longevity of the phone. It will be interesting to see what this means for Samsung and other brands in the coming months.
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Posted on 16 May 2019 – 07:10 UTC