April 26 should start global salesSamsung's first smartphone with a bending screen. The first batch of Galaxy Fold was recently sent to journalists by the largest online publications for testing and reviews. However, some smartphones broke in the first days after receipt. Rather, flexible displays have ceased to work - the main “trick” of the sensational development.
At least 4 such stories are now known. CNBC employee Steve Kovacs announced the failure of half of the screen. And Dieter Bon, who works at The Verge, appeared bloated in the bend area of the display, and stripes appeared on the display.
After one day of use ... pic.twitter.com/VjDlJI45C9
- Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) April 17, 2019
Techno-blogger Marquez Brownlee and editor of the publication Bloomberg Mark Gourman said that their displays have stopped working completely.
PSA: There is a screen protector on the Galaxy Fold's display. It's NOT a screen protector. Do NOT remove it.
I got this spazed and blacked out. Started over with a replacement. pic.twitter.com/ZhEG2Bqulr
- Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) April 17, 2019
Shortly after journalists reportedincidents with the Galaxy Fold smartphone displays, the manufacturer made an official statement regarding these cases. It says that Samsung has provided the first samples of new items to the media for information. Representatives of the company have already received reports about problems with their screens. Further, they promise to carefully examine each copy to establish the causes of the problem.
It also says that several journalistsreported the removal from the screen of the upper layer that damaged the display. Note that the main screen of the model has a protective top layer, which is its integral element and protects it from negative influences from the outside. If you remove this layer or apply any other coating on the main screen, the display may be damaged. The manufacturer promised to figure out how to convey this information to each buyer.
The phone comes with a protective layer / film. Samsung says you are not supposed to remove it. I removed it, not knowing you’re not supposed to (consumers won’t know either). It appeared removable. I believe this contributed to the problem. pic.twitter.com/fU646D2zpY
- Mark Gurman (@markgurman) April 17, 2019
It is worth noting that the mandatory protective filmonly Brownley and Gourmet frustrated. Bon and Kovac did not touch the protective layer. So this comment does not waver all doubts about the reliability of these devices. Especially when you consider their incredible cost. After all, only in the US Galaxy Fold from Samsung will cost 1,980 dollars.
But it’s too early to talk about serious problems. After all, we are talking about single malfunctions of the first copies. A moderate reject rate in trial lots is common. It is worth the wait and see how it goes on.
And so the other participants responded to the novelty.testing new items. Among the highlights in the video are: several popular YouTube bloggers, including techno-blogger Louis from UnboxTherapy, football player Mario Götze, actor from the TV series “Very Strange Things” Millie Bobby Brown and DJ Steve Aoki ( Steve Aoki).