After all this drama, would you buy a Galaxy Fold if it launched now?
by Preslav Kateliev / Jun 19, 2019, 8:27 AM
But, apparently, the future was not ready to come just yet. As Samsung was gearing up to launch the Galaxy Fold to the public, it gave out a few early units to reviewers and influencers worldwide. And one by one, they started to break.
a thin film of protective plastic, thinking it's a regular screen protector, only to find out that it was a vital part of what keeps the Galaxy Fold together. But others started experiencing issues out of the blue. Presumably, they were caused by the fact that the hinge was letting debris enter behind the display and wreck things while you were happily using the Fold.Granted, some of the users were removing
Samsung recalled all units and pushed back the launch of the device. Up until now, we don't have an official release date, but Samsung is reportedly ready to ship the Fold as "most" issues have been ironed out. Interesting! So, maybe, probably, but don't quote us on this, we could see the Galaxy Fold launch alongside the upcoming Galaxy Note 10?
Whether or not that's right, let's assume that the Fold launches "soon". Are you ready to throw $1,980 at it now that it has shown it's 1st gen device colors, or would you rather wait for the next reiteration?
Would you buy the Galaxy Fold when it re-launches?
I'll have a "nope" on that with a side dish of "no way"
Yeah, I am pretty sure Samsung will get it straight on the second try
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I'd rather get a Moto RAZR (flip phone) than a folding phone
posted on Jun 19, 2019, 8:30 AM 4
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i'd rather drink petrol and piss on fire...
posted on Jun 19, 2019, 8:32 AM 0
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I see minimal risk with this. Samsung has 3 options: 1. deliver a good product with no above-normal mishaps; 2. deliver a buggy device that fails again; 3. not deliver anything. 1. is a win-win for everyone. 2 and 3 will most likely result in a refund and some good web traffic to Forbes/BI and all the other websites that suck at reporting. I see minimal risk in trusting Samsung this time around. The ones with the most to gain are Samsung haters so they can jump around the room smashing their faces with keyboards in the comments. Also, at the end of the day, $2000 is a lot of money for a lot of people, but if it's a lot to you, you shouldn't be spending it.
posted on Jun 19, 2019, 8:44 AM 2
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For $2000 I'd need to know the phone would last me at least 4-5 years. Since it's first generation we know it most likely won't.
posted on Jun 19, 2019, 8:57 AM 2
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When its available, I will have it. There is no question, no doubt that it is a wonderful device. I've used it and was blown away by the potential for everyday use i saw in it. I do hope they find a way to implement the s-pen though. Until then, here I wait, patiently for the future.
posted on Jun 19, 2019, 9:39 AM 7
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No, not because I worry about device quality though. It's more a question of value. I could buy a high end phone and a high end tablet and still be saving at least $500, and end up with two devices considerably better at what they do than this one device. Maybe in the future this type of device will make more sense, but I don't believe that a first gen device of this type will be anywhere near as good as two dedicated devices.
posted on Jun 19, 2019, 9:47 AM 2
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I wouldn't spend anywhere close to that amount of money for something I can't fix easily. For that factor alone, I'd rather get their A10. Cheap, basic saltine cracker specs, but a generous screen with non-fragile construction materials sans the obvious glass screen. Aim higher and get the A50, even, Samsung was right to release the A series which will never likely have the same issue as a $2000.00 recall sensation.
posted on Jun 19, 2019, 9:52 AM 0
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I wasn't on board with the Galaxy Fold device to begin with. I use to be a Note series user, but then realized that I rarely use the stylus so it didn't make since for me to pay a higher price when I can get everything that I need from the S series.
posted on Jun 19, 2019, 12:39 PM 2
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Regardless of a fix, it'll still have that unsightly notch. No thanks.
posted on Jun 19, 2019, 3:39 PM 0
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I ditched Sony for removing the 3.5mm jack, but I guess I could live without it since everyone is removing it. BUT I can't live without the SD card slot. For a phone so expensive, it seems quite silly that they didn't include those features, especially when Samsung makes it's own SD cards (I'm a SanDisk fan). Also the front display is too damn small and makes me feel like using a 2010 phone with humongous bezels. So my answer is NO, I'm not interested. At least not the first 2-3 generations. I'll wait for it to become a standard and hopefully with those features included. For 2000 bucks minimum, I expect it to have even a floppy drive :))
posted on Jun 21, 2019, 4:39 AM 0
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