Some Samsung Galaxy Fold displays are experiencing disastrous issues

Multiple Samsung Galaxy Fold units are experiencing severe issues with their foldable displays. In some cases, certain areas of the panel present small defects, while other displays have become essentially unusable.
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21. TBomb

Posts: 1186; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Some people have to buy it so we can get feedback and update/upgrade the issues. I do see your point.

87. oldskool50

Posts: 731; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Except someone always has too. Because if no one buys the first one, then it will be assumed no one wants it and thus there woudl be no need for a 2nd one. Every 1st run product requires real world test results. Things can happen whether 1st gen or 10th gen. Explain how Apple who had been making phones since 2007, made one that bent only a few years later. yet other OEM's didn't have such an issue? EVER! How is it that all of Samsung tablets and phones, whether plastic or aluminum, ALL are hardware to bend vs Apple's iPhone and iPad models that were affected by such? Explain why the Apple watch and AirPods first gen were so terrible, when these were a class of product that have been on the market for several years. For me, @$2000, I don't care what gen it is, I'm not gonna buy it.

22. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Just wait for a software update. /s But seriously this doesn't look good, especially with the high price tag. Samsung should take their time to release this device.

25. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Really, this is just not ready for prime time. And folding inwards was the single stupidest idea for this point in time. Outward folding is just much more forgiving to the display.

36. Plutonium239

Posts: 1154; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

How is folding outwards better for the display? These folding displays are soft and easily scratched/damaged. I would not want one that folds outwards.

88. oldskool50

Posts: 731; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Or folds period.

70. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Disagree with the outward folding. People will put it in their pocket with coins and keys and scratch the crap out of the screen.

26. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 122; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

This may be a bigger fail than exploding notes

28. raz0rclaw98

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

If this happen on the galaxy fold, imagine what could happen to the mate x with its outward folding mechanism

31. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Back to the drawing board Samsung. Next up is Mate X to propagate the future of foldables. Physics is hard but this should have been better tested for sure.

32. iloveapps

Posts: 530; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Samsung = innovative = hardware and software issues. This will sell like hotcakes.

37. chris2k5

Posts: 237; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Wow Samsung flops again

42. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Ya but they have at least three years to perfect this before Apple starts to even hire talent to achieve anything close.

44. XRN5AI unregistered

Lol it seems samsung fans need to bring apple in every conversation to make them feel better

46. mudcat626

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

This is what happens when Samsung can’t copy Apple. Wait a year or two and Apple will have a flexible phone that works and Samsung will reverse engineer it. Until then, this is what you get.......lol

89. oldskool50

Posts: 731; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Oh yea? so where is Apple gonna get a flexible display from? The problem with this device is not the display itself. Its how the phone was designed around it. From what I saw in videos of it I saw 2 flaws that were a huge turnoff. The crease. yes I expect if something is made of plastic and you fold it, its gonna have a crease. But I don't want that on my phone. A display should have a full 1005 unobstructed view. No notch, no hole (no matter where it is or what size for either) and definitely no folding. It's just an accident waiting to happen. Whether these are review units or not, this is gonna end up being a very common issue.

71. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO As if Apple fanboys never bring Samsung up in Apple articles.

50. mackan84

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Haven’t anyone told you?... Apple buys screens from Samsung when they’re ready.

45. matistight

Posts: 927; Member since: May 13, 2009

You'd think people spending $2k on a phone would be smart enough to not peel protective films (or people that previously used phones like the Moto Z Force, Z2 Force, lots of Sony Xperia Z phones prior to the Z3, Samsung S7 Active and S8 Active, like MKBHD has)

92. oldskool50

Posts: 731; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Well the ones who actually spend that money won't. These reviewers did not buy these items. They are likely early products units which Samsung likely jnew had flaws. But it says on the box, not to peel the rubber layer off the display and not to stick anything to it, because it could damage it. But they did the opposite because they didn't read first.

47. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

But...but...inward folding is better protected than Huawei's outward folding....

72. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

But but, it is. What do you think will happen to a outward folding screen made of plastic put in a pocket with coins and keys will do.

98. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

At least Samsung's inward folding isn't. lol.

48. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

The risk of "Innovation" and trying to throw the kitchen sink at everything just to be first. Pretty sure nobody is surprised at the outcome. When Apple changed the game in 2007, It wasn't until around 2010/11 when people started to get used to full touchscreen phones and the change in direction of everything being web-based. I feel like fold-able phones will take longer and even after that they seem like a niche product. Should be interesting, I'm glad someone is pushing the fold here. I wonder how the other fold-able phones will fare. Imagine if this was Apple, oh man the fire that would have been lit in the comments. The hypocrisy here is truly astonishing. You wonder how anyone here has the nerve to call out 'iSheep' when they do the exact same thing for Samsung.

56. shm224

Posts: 259; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

> the risk of "Innovation" and trying to throw the kitchen sink at everything just to be first. Pretty sure nobody is surprised at the outcome. Sure, that's precisely why Samsung is releasing it in very limited quantity. The first release is so we can get a glimpse into the future, and it would take longer to mature and commodify it. > When Apple changed the game in 2007 .. You mean LG Prada? > the change in direction of everything being web-based I'm guessing you are too young to remember Blackberry before? >Imagine if this was Apple, Apple would blame users ("you are holding it wrong"); not all that different from Samsung's response.

73. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

" When Apple changed the game in 2007 .. You mean LG Prada?" Exactly Apple fanboys will never admit apple was not first.

95. oldskool50

Posts: 731; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Why would they? Because they ignore any and all features on any other product, until it happens on Apple products, so to them they were first. Because their excuse is, implementation. Sure they may know a certain feature may have worked one way before, but when Apple does it "slightly" different, then all of a sudden its first with it period. take the FPS. laptops and phones have had them for years before iPhone ever did. All of them required swiping. And yes they were slow and finicky. Apple bought a company that made a revolutionary step. They simply embedded the sensor in a larger button, so that you don't have to swipe. But this tech isn't new. The US Government has been using this for years. In fact the one they use was provided by the same company Apple bought. tech-fans see flaws in tech as a stepping stone to improvement. For a manufacturer to find out what works and what doesn't, has to go beyond final testing. Internally machines can only test to a point. a test done in a controlled environment, isn't not equal to real world. No matter how its staged. Even though I like Samsung, even if this product didn't have these issues, I would never have bought it, even if it was 50% of even 75% it's asking price. 1st gen convergence devices of the past, like multi-function printers, fax machine, the first smartphones and more were all terrible. They all gotta start somewhere. But haters and fans, only use this as attack fodder. But as soon as its their turn, they whine like little spoiled brats. Like trump! It's beyond being classically ironic and hypocritical.

74. Vancetastic

Posts: 810; Member since: May 17, 2017

Have you called out our Apple trolls for the same thing yet? Until you do, you may want to stay away from that “hypocrisy” word...

49. Trex95

Posts: 2362; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung half packed products Samsung chill out and do it in right way.

52. frequency

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Sammy sucks, always threw their premature tech to cheat on customers for the market. How could you always lie in front of the screen all of thetime? And where are those Sammy fans? Your step father Sammy got ashamed again. please come to find a good excuse for him. I'll definitely Buy Huawei mate x.
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