A new report from The Wall Street Journal, suggests Samsung could be pumping the break on the Samsung Galaxy Fold, its bendable phone that some people have found a little too flimsy.
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Just days after Samsung gave its $US2,000 ($2,778) foldable smartphone to reviewers, a troubling number of journalists say their Galaxy Fold units are all jacked up.
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.
Earlier today a slew of journalists reported significant screen issues with Samsung Galaxy Fold review units.
Samsung has finally released a response.
Picking a smartphone isn’t just about picking between iOS and Android because if you choose Android you also need to weigh up all the different flavours of Android on the market. Google, Samsung, Sony, LG, OnePlus, HTC, Motorola and the rest all do Android differently, and Samsung recently revamped its own mobile OS under the One UI banner.
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.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 range launches on March 8 - which isless than two days away.
While you'll be able to get one in your grabby-hands at launch, not everyone is up for buying outright. And there's at least one reason to not only consider a plan, but to pre-order with one: a free set of Galaxy Buds.
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.
While the Galaxy Fold is the undoubted star of today’s Unpacked event, Samsung also officially revealed its new wearables lineup, led by its sporty Galaxy Watch Active. And yes, friends, it is missing the signature rotating bezel.