First Galaxy Fold teardown shows influencers how to properly peel off the 'piece of rubber' display

First Galaxy Fold teardown shows influencers how to properly peel off the 'piece of rubber' display
"I don't seem to be disassembling a screen, but tearing a piece of rubber." This is how the first teardown of the unique Galaxy Fold went, and its author also adds that the bendable screen is really easy to take down as it is very soft and pliable.

They did manage to demolish the small, rigid exterior display, though, all in the name of science. As you can see, the 7.3" flexible display was taken out completely, cover film and all, with a wrinkled ease, so we can imagine how all those tech influencers damaged the screen by tugging on the polyimide cover at the top, thinking it was some sort of a weird screen protector whereas it is part of the display package itself.

Elsewhere in the phone we can see the funky dual-battery setup that gives the Fold a huge 4380 mAh battery capacity by putting a battery pack in each "wing" of the phone. An intriguing hinge and cable system helps the two parts of the phone communicate and, overall, the inside is a marvel of Samsung engineering. 

We'll see how the endurance pans out but if you can live with the crease in the middle and those unfortunate review loaners that had screen issues without peeling off the cover turn out isolated incidents, you might very well be tempted by the sheer novelty factor of it all.

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Galaxy Fold
  • Display 7.3" 1536 x 2152 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 4380 mAh(32h talk time)

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15 Comments

1. frequency

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

LMAO, Sammy really sucks. But for those who bought or will buy it, plz don't give up.Since you call this failure "innovation", you know what you supposed to do.

2. dumpster666

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 07, 2019

this problem is as severe as iPhones bend gate.

3. vladcooo

Posts: 6; Member since: May 11, 2018

But here the phone actually bends by itself

5. iloveapps

Posts: 582; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

But not severe as compared to Note 7.

9. Georgio

Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Note 7 had the most severe problem ever!! I had a note 7... So don't tell me that those iPhone 6 had problems,cos I had the iPhone 6 as well.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 3889; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Number 1 phone manufacturer in the world sucks. Got it.

6. Ichimoku

Posts: 137; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

Dual battery is a thing right now

7. Jphones

Posts: 253; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Y'all are ridiculous and horribly miss informed. First they said it was first generation. So obviously will be issues. Secondly the vast majority of the 5 "screen breaking" was caused by user error. We'd never get new technology if not for first generation errors. Next year Galaxy fold 2 will be alot better. Just like every smartphone in history. Gets better with time and standardization.

10. frequency

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

sammy fans = rude + ignorant. When can they learn how to respect and allow people to show opinions which is no matter right or wrong. You have to let people talk instead of being so mean to shut other people's mouth. Where's your manner? where are sammy fans' manners?

11. Vancetastic

Posts: 845; Member since: May 17, 2017

“Sammy really sucks.” Yeah, manners. Go home, kid.

12. frequency

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

yes, because Sammy fans have no manners, then sammy sucks too. what's wrong with that?

13. frequency

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

one of the other reason that sammy and sammy fans sucks is because they hate people on this site criticize sammy's mistake. They are double standards, when they criticize other companies is fine, turns tothemselves is not ok. I called this bully. would u mind to tell me how old are you? kid?

15. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Peaceboy is this you also. You are the rudest person on this site. Go back to your basement.

14. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Pot calling the kettle black

8. alaw.14

Posts: 414; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

What the hell! Hard to see a knowledgeable person on this site.

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