Changes made to the Samsung Galaxy Fold should prevent a repeat of the previous issues

Changes made to the Samsung Galaxy Fold should prevent a repeat of the previous issues
If it feels like we've been writing about the Samsung Galaxy Fold for years, well, it's because we have. Rumors about a foldable Samsung phone, dubbed the Galaxy X, started taking off in 2016. Finally, the first foldable phone from a major manufacturer was all set to launch on April 26th. All lights were green until the news broke about several influencers who peeled a plastic film off of the Galaxy Fold's large internal screen despite warnings from Samsung not to do so. Peeling off the film disabled the foldable screen. In addition, other issues cropped up; debris entered through the hinge on one unit and caused a bulge on the screen.

Samsung decided to delay the Galaxy Fold's launch just four days before its scheduled release. And the company announced that it will give those who pre-ordered the device a refund if they decide to back out before the phone is shipped. In fact, unless Samsung hears from those who pre-ordered the device, it will automatically cancel and refund any paid reservations if the Galaxy Fold isn't shipped by May 31st. The owner's guide for the AT&T version of the Galaxy Fold has leaked revealing that Samsung is doubling down on the warning about peeling the film off of the flexible display and alerting users of the device that a crease in the middle of the 7.3-inch screen is to be expected.

SamMobile cites a report out of South Korea that claims to reveal all of the changes that Samsung has made to improve the Galaxy Fold. First, it has now "Tucked" the protective film into the body of the foldable screen to prevent buyers from peeling it off. You can warn smartphone buyers a million times not to peel off a film, but if they see a corner that they can lift up with their finger, that itch just has to be scratched. This move will prevent the problem that caused the influencers to damage their units. To prevent a repeat of the debris debacle, Samsung is reducing the size of the gap at the top and bottom of the hinge. In addition, besides adding a warning about removing the protective film on the internal display, Samsung is adding more warnings on the Galaxy Fold's packaging. DJ Koh, the top man at Samsung Mobile, says to expect a new shipping date to be announced sooner than later. The smart money is betting on a June release of the Galaxy Fold. Meanwhile, the device is reportedly being tested by some of the wireless providers in South Korea.

Other manufacturers are watching Samsung closely so that they can avoid the same mistakes


The Samsung Galaxy Fold carries a 4.6-inch external Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 720 x 1680. When the device is opened, it reveals the 7.3-inch internal display (featuring an offset notch) with a 1536 x 2152 resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform along with 12GB of memory with 512GB of storage. The triple camera setup includes a 12MP primary camera with a variable aperture between f/1.5 and f/2.4 and OIS. There is a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and a 16MP camera with an ultra-wide lens. Keeping the lights on is a 4380mAh battery, and Android 9 is pre-installed along with Samsung's OneUI. The latter moves all touchable elements to the bottom of the screen to prevent users from having to stretch out their fingers to tap icons or links at the top of the display. Three apps can be opened and used simultaneously.

The Galaxy Fold is priced at $1,980 in the U.S. It is just one of several foldable phones we expect to see this year. Coming up next could be the already introduced Huawei Mate X (priced at the equivalent of $2,600), or the unannounced Motorola RAZR (2019).

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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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22 Comments

1. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Key word is "SHOULD" prevent....

3. oldskool50

Posts: 1577; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Exactly. You can't prevent a fool who is deter.oned to destroy a device lm purpose for clicks It's how they say, you can't fix stupid.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You'd know that better than most, TechieXP1969.

12. Vokilam

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

How is that different from those who were bending their iPhones to get YouTube views?

18. oldskool50

Posts: 1577; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Exactly my point! But even though they were able to bend iPhones and iPad's with their bare hands, apple didn't do much about it. Thought they did fix the iPhone when the 6S came out, they went and made the same mistake with the iPad Pro. This proves at least that Apple doesn't even care.

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2206; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Again it’s not who is first to the market, but last. Charging $2k for crap like this is disgrace to early adopters just to pad their margins.

4. oldskool50

Posts: 1577; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Yet OEM's like Apple and Intel do it with every produxt. Never seen a complaint from you.

7. legar123

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Because their products do not fail so spectacularly

8. dimas

Posts: 3368; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

They do fail in minor scales and cost more than they should. It's 2019, just accept the fact that apple is getting far behind other manufacturers if they won't make a move on september.

10. TypicalGeek

Posts: 213; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Nope. Apple is waiting on Corning to make some competent protective layer for foldable screen, not the half-assory like Galaxy Fold.

11. midan

Posts: 2894; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"just accept the fact that apple is getting far behind other manufacturers if they won't make a move on september" In what way? and i mean meaningful way?

14. Dealler

Posts: 22; Member since: May 03, 2019

Poor design, poorer specs besides SoC, overpriced, no 5G, no jack, mediocre display, no fast charging, no AOD, no SD card slot, mediocre front camera, poor battery, do I really need to continue?

17. TBomb

Posts: 1504; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

He's going to come back at you for SD card slot and battery real hard to try to justify your entire argument being wrong. just a heads up

19. oldskool50

Posts: 1577; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Actually according to the facts they do. 2 iPhone models the 6 and 6S, had a combined failure rate of 62%. Even when you combine ALL OF SAAMUNG phones, they only reached 44%. The top offending model was the galaxy S7 which was at 7%. JerryRig, bent the iPad Pro 2 literally in half. He was unable to do the exact same with the Microsoft Surface or the galaxy Tab from Samsung. The Note 3, completely made of plastic, which is a CHEAPER material than cheap aluminum, took 150lbs of pressure before it would bend to a point it couldn't recover. the iPhone 6+ did it at 75lbs. Yet Samsung S6 which was there VERY FIRST ATTEMPT at a glass and metal phone, took over 100lbs of pressure to bend. Why? Because on the S6 Samsung was smart enough to move to 7000 series aluminum, which Apple didn't do until the 6S/7 Going back in time. In the mid-2000's Apple had a 17% failure rate on macs. While number one seller Dell had 18% failure rate. Now even though Dell had a higher failure rate, Dell at the time was selling over 10M computers per quarter, while Apple was selling less than 1.5M macs per quarter. Even with Dell's failures, they still had 3 times more reliable products in peoples hands vs Apple. Fast forward back to today. The iPhone 6/7 were the only phones in history, to shut off with 20-30% battery remaining, due to Apple using cheap batteries. Apple used Intel non-woring and ready modem in all the X models, which all of them have conenction issues. Bt even with Qualcomm modems, Apple has had conenctivity problems with every single iPhone model. That most catastrophic iPhone issue is, people who got electrocuted by an iPhone while it was charging. Something that has NEVER happens with any other brand. Why are Apple fans such liars???????? jerryrig with latest iPad Pro - @6:30 -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUBsxCcJeUc jerryrig trying to bend the Microsoft Surface - @5:20https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBHUIR7PtWk&t=412s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoEee4AUEqQ This consumer compared today's iPad Pro to the original iPad. he bent the iPad Pro. Jerryrig iPad Mini @ 5:50 bend test. -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtFOpkpytjw NONE of Samsung products were as easy to destroy as Apple products. That's just fact bruh. Samsung has never cheaped out on ANY of their products. You can't say that for Apple. EVER!!!!

5. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Now this news won’t have 50 more comments again as Samsung fans are having vacation somewhere in apple related news.

9. dimas

Posts: 3368; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Are the number of comments very important to you? That's some priority you got there.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7117; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO like you are in Samsung articles, lol Can you show us where Samsung touched you in the wrong place.

20. oldskool50

Posts: 1577; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

For the most part none of us care about the Fold. For me it's an overpriced piece of crap. Having said that, even when folding phones are as low as $600 which won't take long, I still won't buy one. They are all garbage, irregardless of brand. I can't wait for Apple's first one. because based on their track record, they suck at 1st gen products. Example, the Apple Watch was delayed for 2 years. after its release, it was worse than Samsung's first gen watch, and Samsung was already on the 3rd gen which had cellular capabilities and more. Apple owns Beats. yet the AirPod's are the worse wireless headphones ever made. Considering that wireless headphones have been around for more than 10 years. So Apple had plenty of options to look at and make a really good first time pair. But instead, they basically took the wired ones out the box and made them wireless with little or no changes whatsoever. You and Leo_MC are the biggest jokes here.

13. chris2k5

Posts: 249; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Typical Samsung not caring about quality and rushing product to market. This phone will be a PR nightmare.

15. sissy246

Posts: 7117; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

How did they rush it? This phone has been in the making for a few years.

21. oldskool50

Posts: 1577; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

So I guess Apple rushed the iPhone 6+ and iPad pro. the only products that can be bent with your bare hands. Something you can't do with Samsung products.

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