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Earlier today multiple reports emerged online from tech reviewers who were dealing with extremely borked Samsung Galaxy Folds mere days after receiving them.

One of the primary reasons for the device breaking seems to have been from the plastic film being removed from the screens.

As it turns out, you're really not supposed to.

Overnight Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A80 - the first of its phones to have the 'New Infinity' display that it announced and its Developer's Conference back in November.

It has gotten around the notchless design by including a pop-up triple camera setup that also casually rotates.

As a culture, we’re always pretty preoccupied with what comes next. Whether it’s angling for a better job, a new partner or the latest smartphone, we’re always anticipating. And when it comes to your TV, looking ahead is both a fun move and a smart one.

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch Active smartwatch at its Unpacked Event a few weeks ago, I was cautiously optimistic. Sure, it did away with the company’s signature rotating bezel, but otherwise, it was sleek, had all the right specs, and honestly, Samsung has consistently put out some of the best Android-friendly smartwatches over the past few years.

It just always seems to struggle with the leap from pretty good, to really great.

They were hailed as the solution to the notch problem, but it seems punch-hole cameras have already outstayed their welcome.

VP of Samsung's R&D group, Yang Byung-Duk, has said that the company is already moving on from punch-hole screens to phones with all-screen bodies. That doesn't mean no more selfie cameras - it means that like the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S10, the camera would be underneath the screen.

I’ve loved the idea of folding gadgets ever since Arthur C. Clarke talked about flexible “SoftScreens” in books like, The Light of Other Days. A device that can be folded and crumpled without breaking? That’s my idea of the perfect gadget, and while the bendy Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X seem like they bring us one step closer to that, in reality, the first batch of folding phones are going to be even more fragile than the smartphone you carry now—at least until a few other crucial technologies catch up.

Before the iPhone came along, it was not uncommon for me to upgrade my mobile phone every few months. It was an addiction, I’ll fully admit it, but it was also a fun time when mobile phones didn’t all look like a feature-less slab of glass. Companies tried every hardware gimmick imaginable to make their devices stand out, and as the folks at Squirrel Monkey imagined, a ‘90s version of the Samsung Fold would have been a must-have upgrade.

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Fold flexible smartphone-slash-tablet isn’t without tradeoffs. For one, it might be way thicker when folded than virtually any other modern smartphone — potentially as thick as a Nintendo Switch — while the way it folds is pretty awkward.

And like its competitor the Huawei Mate X, it has a big old crease running right through the middle of its foldable display.

Smartphones have been boring for years. They’re just glass rectangles that connect to the internet and take photos. When you rub on the screen, you can do other stuff like text your friends or play music. New smartphones are increasingly bigger and slicker than their predecessors, but really, they all do the same stuff. This year is supposed to bring us something different. This year, phones are getting weird again.

Over the past six months both Apple and Samsung have released flagship devices with massive specs and the price tag to match.

It's been awhile since the iPhone XS Max launched, so we thought it was time to refresh our memories, and see how it stacks against the Galaxy S10+.