Samsung Responds to Galaxy Fold Fails as Shares Fall

Samsung Responds to Galaxy Fold Fails as Shares Fall

The company's foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, has been having all sorts of screen problems after it was sent out to tech journalists this week. While this certainly isn't a disaster on the scale of the Note 7-some of the problems were caused by reviewers removing the Fold's top protective layer-it has resulted in company shares falling more than 3 percent today. He theorized that it may have been a piece of debris that got into the hinge and pressed up against the display.

Gurman, along with popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee, also pointed out that they had removed a protective layer covering the Fold's screen.

And since the hinge that allows the display to fold is the flagship feature of the Galaxy Fold, this is a pretty big deal. Who is going to spend $2000 on something that is now being reported on as DOA, in that the screen has a chance of breaking on day one.

After multiple complaints, Samsung has issued an official statement acknowledging the issue and saying that it will thoroughly inspect broken phones in person.

Samsung has another PR disaster on its hands.

Users said they removed a protective layer from the screens that they thought was supposed to come off, but was meant to stay. However, according to early reviewers, a phone that costs $1,980 develops a bulge and a crease after just one day of use.

Dieter Bohn, an executive editor at The Verge, also claimed that he had developed a "bulge" somehow in his Galaxy Fold's screen.

However, some of the reviewer's tweets show the film still attached and the Fold's screen is broken nonetheless.

"It is very troubling", Bohn told Reuters, adding that he did not remove the plastic screen cover.

The Galaxy Fold is about the size of a standard smartphone when folded, but can open up to the size of a small tablet.

Gurman later admitted he had removed a protective layer or skin that Samsung had placed over the display, assuming it was just a screen protector. At the same time, we are not sure whether these malfunction issues will affect the actual consumer rollout of Galaxy Fold. The Galaxy Fold's main display has an upper protective layer, which is part of the display structure and is created to protect the display from unintentional scratches.

By sticking to the April 26 launch date and releasing the Galaxy Fold with nothing more than a warning to not peel off the protective layer, I think that Samsung is playing with fire.

Related Articles

  • At least 28 people dead in Madeira tourist bus crash

    At least 28 people dead in Madeira tourist bus crash

    He said all the tourists in the bus were German but it was not clear if the fatalities occurred only in the bus. Per The Telegraph, Sousa said, "I have no words to describe what happened".
    OnePlus CEO reveals details of OnePlus TV

    OnePlus CEO reveals details of OnePlus TV

    OnePlus usually launches its first flagship smartphone sometime around May and an upgraded version in the latter half of the year. According to Lau, company wanted to expand its business to other sectors, so, company chose to bring smart TV into market.
    SpaceX lost its Falcon Heavy core booster to the ocean

    SpaceX lost its Falcon Heavy core booster to the ocean

    The next Falcon Heavy launch with military payloads is expected no earlier than June, the Air Force confirmed via Twitter on Monday.
  • Disney throws down gauntlet in war on Netflix

    Disney throws down gauntlet in war on Netflix

    Last week , Disney priced its service at $7 per month, just over half the $13 price for Netflix's most USA popular plan. Netflix added a record number of paid streaming customers in the first quarter, reaching a total of 148.86 million.

    US DOJ unlikely to approve Sprint T-Mobile merger

    The ball is in T-Mobile and Sprint's court to convince our government that a merger of the two carriers won't be a bad thing. Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure said the Wall Street Journal report was not accurate.
    ‘Nerves’ could be why Meghan Markle's avoiding post-birth photocall

    ‘Nerves’ could be why Meghan Markle's avoiding post-birth photocall

    Last year, months before marrying her Prince, Meghan Markle had to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to join the Royal family. Meghan and Harry have also made a decision to keep the birth private and will not pose for photos once it is born.
  • Apple, Qualcomm agree to end all legal disputes

    Apple, Qualcomm agree to end all legal disputes

    The agreement includes an undisclosed payment from Apple to Qualcomm, a six-year licensing deal , and a chip supply agreement. Qualcomm's share price surged 23.2 per cent, its biggest gain in more than 19 years, while Apple's stock ended its day flat.
    Front could bring hail, strong winds, and possible tornadoes

    Front could bring hail, strong winds, and possible tornadoes

    Showers could linger in South Central Kansas into early Thursday morning but they are not expected to be severe. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats, but locally heavy rain and a tornado will also be possible.
    Is Amazon Listening to Your Conversation with Alexa?

    Is Amazon Listening to Your Conversation with Alexa?

    The company also stated that employees can not identify the person or account relating to the voice recordings. The reactions to this revelation, however, would indicate that many users were completely unaware of this.
  • Disney Pledges Millions To Notre Dame Repairs

    Disney Pledges Millions To Notre Dame Repairs

    Roses have been laid near Notre Dame Cathedral a day after a fire devastated the cathedral in central Paris , April 16, 2019. Experts say France no longer has trees big enough to replace the ancient wooden beams that burned in the Notre Dame fire .
    Van Dyk finishes 5th at Boston Marathon

    Van Dyk finishes 5th at Boston Marathon

    According to the Washington Post , the one-second differential is the closest finish the Boston Marathon has seen in 31 years. Romanchuk, a student at the University of IL , became the youngest victor ever in the men's wheelchair division of the race.
    David Brock Wants to Start Anti-Sanders Campaign

    David Brock Wants to Start Anti-Sanders Campaign

    But in a statement released with his tax returns, Sanders welcomed paying more in taxes as his income increased. The Sanders campaign said in a press release that he paid 26 per cent effective tax rate in 2018 .