Just a few days ago, Samsung released a fun video featuring the Galaxy Fold unboxings by different celebrities and tech reviewers and now here we are with a few fatally wounded Galaxy Fold devices and another scandal at our hands.
Last week, many reviewers shared pictures of their phones that gave out on the second day due to two issues; first there was some kind of a defect in the phone’s display or folding mechanism and the second one was the removal of protective film on the display which due to absence of any warning was mistaken as pre-installed screen protector from the company.
The very public woes of the Galaxy Fold left the company with no choice other than delaying the official release of the smartphone was slated to take place on April 24 and 26 for $2000.
According to Samsung’s official statement, the company has learned that Galaxy Fold needs further improvement “to offer the best possible consumer experience.” It further said, “To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold.”
The statement does not give any comprehensive explanation as to what went wrong with the phone or whether they were aware of these problems beforehand during their internal testing. While the company may try to chalk up this debacle to the early release of the phone, it is nonetheless a big embarrassment for the company that has been teasing foldable phones for a few years. Will there be a Galaxy Note 7 like major drama in the future, only time will tell.
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