Samsung’s Galaxy Fold was one of those devices which would change the face of the industry had it hit the right notes, but unfortunately, it didn’t. Samsung sent some models of the Galaxy Fold smartphone to some reviewers prior to its release. However, it was reported by many of them that their review unit broke. Its screen and the protective plasticky layer on top were the main culprits. This even made Samsung postpone the launch of its foldable smartphone. Now, reports have surfaced online saying that the company has found the major problems and solved them too.
Before releasing the Galaxy Fold to the markets around the world, the company decided to send some review units to tech reviewers and YouTubers. But moments later, news started swarming in that the Galaxy Fold’s screen had protective layer on top, which when removed, could damage the device. However, Samsung had not informed these reviewers about not removing the layer on the device. But this changed later as Samsung then decided to put a warning on the box, asking the users not to remove the plastic covering. Since it appeared more like a plastic protection rather than an important piece of the device some of the reviewers removed it, and the screen of the Galaxy Fold turned black.
There was also a screen flickering issue in Samsung Galaxy Fold along with some problems in the hinges of the device. Although the company had earlier said that it would fix the design issue thus putting an indefinite delay to the release of Galaxy Fold. But now, according to a report by Yonhap News, Samsung has found a solution of the flaws in its Galaxy Fold. The company is planning to put the protective screen layer into the body of the device rather than on the top. It will also block the gaps at the top and the bottom of the hinges of Samsung Galaxy Fold which would prevent the debris from entering inside the device and killing the display.
After the indefinite delay of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung apologized to the customers who had pre-booked the device. But even though the faults in the Galaxy Fold has been located and solved, the company has not released a launch date of the device yet. It hasn’t finalized when the device will be available in the markets again.
Recalling all the Galaxy Fold units before its release was a wise move from the South Korean tech giant. If it was released in the markets there was a 100% chance that it would be bigger than the backlash Samsung faced with its Galaxy Note 7.
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