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 inches
    2152 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
    12GB RAM
  • Storage 512GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4380 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI


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