Samsung's 'handle with care' Galaxy Fold video is mildly hilarious


Samsung finally released the Galaxy Fold, after the few preview specimens it sent out to tech reviewers and assorted "influencers" were either abused or exhibited strange display artifacts. 

The cover film has been packaged tighter with the flexible display, and the hinge gap from where dust and debris entered underneath the crease has been fixed now, as Samsung managed to solve the two glaring problems that emerged during the real-life operation of the initial Fold batch.

Samsung was allegedly postponing the re-release in order to better train the reps on presenting the device and teaching potential buyers how to use the phone. Like, for instance, not to scrape off the cover film which turned out to be an integral part of the flexible display underneath. 

Samsung slapped it there against scratches, even though it does not completely wrap around and fuse with the panel at the edges, making it look like a screen protector of sorts. Well, this time around it is taking no chances, and just outed a video called "Caring about..." It's the first time we are seeing such a video manual with subtle hints not to peel off anything or how to push gently to open your $1980 phone.

Previously, we thought that the PI film is simply attached to the OLED screen underneath with an extremely durable and flexible adhesive which allows the package to bend at the middle by stretching a bit but not coming unglued and doing this many times while retaining its original size and form. 

What Samsung has reportedly done now, is fuse the anti-fingerprint film tighter with the underlying package, and increased the corner overlap so that it doesn't look like a screen protector the invites you to peel it off. 

In addition, the hinge gap at the bottom has been remedied with caps and an extra layer, and Samsung's Lee even joked how he "put ten nails in this space on the Royole FlexPai, there is a difference..."

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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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9 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The most innovative phone released to consumers this year isn’t getting the necessary hype it deserves. Maybe pple don’t like new stuff anymore. Lol

3. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Or maybe its not innovation that people wants. They’re looking for better battery, powerful processor and pro camera aka iPhone Pro.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Too bad the rest of the new iPhones aren't pro, especially with it's paltry base storage of 64 GB and still only 4 GB of RAM. At least Samsung's fold is a smartphone and a tablet in one, that offers real multitasking with split screen multitasking, and windowed apps. Something that no iPhone offers currently. Plus you get 6 cameras, 12 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of storage for that price. This device is very innovative.

5. mackan84

Posts: 554; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

It might be that Samsung showed us this back in 2014, released it, pulled It back and now released it again. We know that like 10 apps is working with both screens. Oh and $2000. It’s cool but it’s a plastic screen. When the smaller screen is at least 5 inch and price is at $1000 dollars we are talking about killing tablets. Even then people are struggling to upgrade their smartphones. I think as we move forward less people will upgrade either way, the premium smartphone-business will decline for a couple of more years. There is no must have-features anymore even if it transforms in to a tablet.

9. treypoundz

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

10 apps. Dude their r videos online where more than 10 apps work. Stop hating and speaking on things u dont no.

2. bacano

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 24, 2019

Are people really buying this thing??? wow..

6. Wazupmrg

Posts: 188; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

More hilarious is an I phone "pro" with 64gb of storage. Lol

8. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Haters gonna hate.

10. treypoundz

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

I see a bunch of people hating on something cause they cant afford it. Sorry fellahs. This is just not something u can have. Kinda like Mercedes and bmw. Stick to ur civic n Toyota

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