There may still be hope for the Galaxy Fold: reports that Samsung has solved two major problems with its $ 2000 foldable phone that broke it within days of first use
- Samsung says that it fixes the imperfections of the Galaxy Fold so that displays no longer work
- According to two reports, it has solved a problem with the protective layer of the phone
- Samsung has also adjusted the hinge to prevent particles from entering the phone
- There is still no official release date since the company must re-license the device
After countless reports from reviewers that flaws in the new Galaxy Fold caused them to accidentally destroy the phone, Samsung seems to have adjusted the design to prevent future accidents.
According to Yonhap News and CNETthe company has solved two major issues with the device, including one that led some reviewers to remove a protective layer on the screen because they thought the movie was temporary.
Samsung has also reportedly modified the hinge design to prevent dirt from entering it.
The move comes less than a month after Samsung announced it would postpone the launch of the Galaxy Fold.
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Samsung reportedly solved two major problems with its Galaxy Fold (photo) which in some cases caused the display to stop completely
As was commonly reported during the preliminary release of the Fold, the layer, which was not attached to the ring of the phone, looked like a screen protector – causing some reviewers to take the layer off. The results were not good.
To combat the urge to reclaim that layer, the reports say that Samsung has expanded the layer to fit behind the ring so that there is no more room to curl the film.
In addition to tackling problems with the protective layer of the fold, Samsung says it has also solved another problem that could cause particles of dust and other debris to sneak under the phones and cause bumps in the screen.
In some reported cases, even without accidentally tampering, the screen appears to have stopped working spontaneously, causing the phone to lose half the screen or become completely black.
There is still no official release date for the Fold, but the company says that everything it needs to do before it can be released will re-license the product
At that time, a Samsung spokesperson told The Sun that some screen malfunctions were caused by & # 39; impact on the upper and lower exposed parts of the hinge (device) & # 39 ;.
New reports say that Samsung has adjusted the hinge design so that the screen fits closer to the rest of the phone – a move that, according to the company, reduces the chance of unwanted debris entering the device.
According to Yonhap, Samsung will attempt to re-license the device after the fixes and has not yet provided a hard release date for the updated version.
Earlier this month, Samsung told customers who had pre-ordered the Fold that they should let the company know that they were still interested in buying the phone, otherwise their orders would be canceled.
& # 39; If we don't hear from you and we didn't ship before May 31, your order will be automatically canceled & # 39 ;, Samsung told Galaxy Fold customers via email.
Other competitors in the & # 39; foldable & # 39; device category, including the & # 39; the world's first & # 39; Lenovo foldable PC (pictured) that was recently unveiled
Some customers have reported with AT & T that they have received email from the courier stating that the fold will be sent on June 13, but those dates have not been confirmed by Samsung.
Since the first release of the fold for reviewers, the nearly $ 2000 device has been a proverbial lighting bar, with the otherwise innovative design and features of the Fold overshadowed by a number of critical malfunctions.
According to a recent series of reports, Samsung will not be without competitors for long when it finally releases the Galaxy Fold.
CNET reports that the Goolge is interested in designing a & # 39; foldable & # 39; display for an experimental version of his Pixel phone. The company filed a patent on similar technology in March.
Out of reach of the mobile phone, Lenovo recently revealed what it & # 39; the first folding PC in the world & # 39; which can be bent in two to be used as a tablet or a more complete computer. The company still has to provide specific details about specifications or price.
WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE GALAXY FOLD?
Samsung debuted the $ 2,000 Galaxy Fold to large fanfare in February.
But journalists who received assessment records after the Fold launch at the end of April reported problems with the inner screen.
After only one or two days of use, users said the screen started to flicker and turn black before it became completely unusable.
It is believed that the problems arise from the hinge, causing too much pressure on the screen.
Some said they had removed a protective layer on the screen that was supposed to stay.
Meanwhile, others said they did not remove the protective film, but the device still did not work.
A warning on the Galaxy Fold package instructs users not to remove the protective layer, according to a photo of T-Mobile Senior Product Manager Desmond Smith.
& # 39; The main screen contains a special protective layer & # 39 ;, it says. & # 39; Peeling off the protective layer or the use of adhesives on the main screen, such as screen protectors or stickers, can cause damage. & # 39;
Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman said that his Galaxy Fold started to work abnormally after he had removed the film and eventually became unusable.
In addition, YouTube user Marques Brownlee said that he had removed the protective film and that his device was starting to get into trouble.
But Dieter Bohn, executive editor of technology news site The Verge, says he has left that layer and his screen still broke.
The problems raise questions about whether the Galaxy Fold can withstand normal use.
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