Some test models of Samsung’s new foldable phone suffered defects after only days of use, casting a shadow over next week’s introduction of a $1,980 device, Bloomberg reports.
Samsung sent out its remarkable new folding smartphone to a number of media outlets, including the BBC, Bloomberg and CNBC.
The journalists reviewing the phones took to social media to share the experience.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says:
The screen on my Galaxy Fold review unit is completely broken and unusable just two days in. Hard to know if this is widespread or not. pic.twitter.com/G0OHj3DQHw— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) April 17, 2019
CNBC’s Steve Kovach:
After one day of use... pic.twitter.com/VjDlJI45C9— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) April 17, 2019
“The main display on the Galaxy Fold features a top protective layer, which is part of the display structure designed to protect the screen from unintended scratches,” Samsung said in a statement. “Removing the protective layer or adding adhesives to the main display may cause damage. We will ensure this information is clearly delivered to our customers,” it added.