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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106 Comments

97. oldskool50

Posts: 771; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

So Samsung sucks, for a 1st gen device, that no one had ever done before until now? Hmmmm! yet they have made literally billions of products that have had zero issue. And according to you, one bad one now makes them suck? Well that's why all the Samsung heads are billionaires sitting at home with gorgeous women and partying, and you're working a 9 to 5 making penny's on a dollar. Yes that sure sucks doesn't it!? You're talking about a company that designed and built the tallest structure in the world, who makes the largest ships in the world. and they made a engineering mistake or accident and all of a sudden they suck. You've never made mistakes in your life before? never had an accident?

53. shm224

Posts: 262; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Huawei won't have their foldable display until 2022 -- until Samsung works out all the kinks..

57. User123456789

Posts: 588; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

They can buy foldable oled from LG or BOE. Of course mate x will be sold this year.

54. legar123

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

This is fake news by i-PhoneArena to taint the name of Samsung and the innovative and revolutionary Galaxy Fold! Samsung has previously shared with us a video of the Galaxy Fold getting folded thousands of times without any issue. Shame on PA!

96. bbycrts

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

Because of course the manufacturer would post an absolutely unbiased review of their own product.

99. oldskool50

Posts: 771; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

How would their own review be biased? When anyone shows a product, they are gonna show you what is good about it. Not showing you its flaws is to being biased. All products have flaws. Its just haters use flaws as avenues of attack. Why woudl an OEm attack its own product? That isn't being biased. When you meet a female on a date, are you gonna show her all your flaws on first appearance, or are you gonna show her your best? So according to you, you're being biased because you didn't talk about your flaws? Aren't flaws a turn off? So why would you make them immediately apparent? A flaw may or may not be a deal-breaker. To each his own. But that doesn't make them bias. Sorry you're just wrong.

107. bbycrts

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

Of course it's biased. One should expect information about a product that comes from its producer to only feature the good. But you seemed to be saying that because Samsung released video of GFolds on testing machines that we should accept that as proof that there won't be problems. That's a silly suggestion at best. Samsung sent review units to journalists (and while you keep saying they knew those units had flaws, I seriously doubt a company would knowingly send flawed materials to the people they are hoping will give them positive publicity), and several of those review units failed very shortly after real world testing commenced. Phone Arena - and many, many other enthusiast sites - have reported extensively on this marketing blunder by Samsung.

59. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1526; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Get your sh!t together Samsung. Even after one of usage the display has such issues.

60. japkoslav

Posts: 1447; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Oh, snap! ... Oh, fold I mean :-D Not gonna lie, I was expecting disaster but not a build wise, at least not so soon.

61. whatev

Posts: 2136; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Ooops...

63. pt020

Posts: 151; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Plastic is plastic.

68. Limcheethiam

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Phone with new technology always buy second version !!!

75. oldskool50

Posts: 771; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Haha. This is funny. First off, those reviewers were sent review items. Which could have been prototypes, or early production models that they know could have been defective. However, it looks like a couple of them, and these are suppose to be tech guys; peeled the top layer off thr display as f it was a screen protector. Even though it clearly says on the box, not to peel off the from cover and that you can use a typical screen prtotector or stick stickers to it, as it could or will damage the display. The reviewers when you watch them open stuff, they do exactly what other people do. So in a hurry to see the phone, they first; never read the instructions. Either the ones on the box or inside. I watched a couple guys with units who had no issue at all, because for one they weren't trying to physically destroy the device on purpose or accident. They were using the device as it was designed. Having said that; folding phones are so yesterday. We don't need this device. Convergence devices in first gen are always and honestly just expensive experimental garbage. I don't care who it comes from. There is no way I would ever waste $2000 on something like this and I have the money. As soon as I saw Samsung show it off at the Feb event, which I was lucky to attend, the very first thought that came to my mind was, some fool is gonna try to first bend it backwards and break it. Since Samsung said this display has a plastic substrate, which I read online Samsung stated they had issues with it and trying to prevent things like wrinkles and creases, I knew it was just a bad idea. I would rather it have been 2 separate screen that are as close together. Or they could have been apart a bit for the hinge assembly and then when fully open the screen are connected with pin-outs making them appear to be a single display. It's cool and dumb at the same time. None of the reviewers even stated they were review units, not actual final release to public units.

100. Vogue1985

Posts: 386; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

ouchhhhhhh,looks like they rush it too. back to the drawing board. or was this just to get media attention because folks were interested as the price is high for foldable phones

104. hjl2345

Posts: 82; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

Still a cool piece of tech. Sure, it is having some problems because there are problems that people really never faced before (thinking the screen was a part of a screen protector etc.) Really hope everything can be worked out by the time the price actually goes down to a point where it is affordable for me. Really looking forward to seeing this tech soon.

105. ebilcake

Posts: 1219; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Great device, but it's not idiot proof. If you're stupid enough to try peeling off a layer on the foldable display then you're officially too stupid to own the Galaxy Fold. FYI - Retail models come with warnings
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