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..."