Galaxy Fold is Ready to Rise Again!

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Samsung revealed its Galaxy Z Fold 3 recently at a virtual Unpacked event on Wednesday, August 11. A unique device was partially a smartphone and partially a tablet. In a fascinating demo, Samsung showed how the device transitioned smoothly from a smartphone to a tablet with an under-display camera, seamless display, thanks to a ‘hidden’ hinge connecting both sides, and a whopping $200 price cut.

The tablet screen is perfect for multitasking, watching your favorite series, or even better, for gaming. All you’ll need is a 5G or high-speed internet like the odds of CenturyLink, to stream movies and enjoy a lag-less gaming experience on better-than-ever phone technology.

Earlier in 2019, the grandfather of Fold series was released limitedly. Samsung decided to send it to selected reviewers before a formal public launch. Turned out, they found a small bulge on the review unit, which can be felt under the finger. Most reviewers reported that the screen came already defected in some cases and the hinge was causing a discernible bulge near it.

The journalists and reviewers said that the screen flickered for a while before completely blacking out. They also reported that they removed a thin film they thought was to be taken off at first (which might have contributed to the issue), but it was meant to stay on. The thin film appears to be removable from the left corner, thus confusing.

The misconception started when the reviewers thought it was just a screen protector, making the screen spaz and blackout.

One of the reviewers tweeted a picture of instructions on the package asking the users to avoid removing that protective layer or applying one.

The Verge’s editor Dieter Bohn claimed that he didn’t remove the protective layer and still faced the same issue of screen flickering and blacking out after just one day of use. Dieter also said that the hinge was defective, causing a bulge and distorted the screen. Eventually showing signs that it might break altogether.

Samsung soon replaced all the reportedly damaged review units and stated that they will inspect these units in person to determine the reason for damage. Earlier, Samsung claimed to test the phone’s folding mechanism about 200,000 times, declaring that it passed the durability threshold. Their statement went on to say that the protective layer removed by most reviewers is a part of the display structure and they will ensure the clear deliverance of this information to the customers.

Delayed Release

As an aftermath of these PR disasters, Samsung postponed two press events in Asia, and SamMobile reported Fold’s delayed release in China. Later, they announced to delay the launch of its Galaxy Fold in the US, indefinitely. They also assured that they will immediately work on improving the durability of the display and make communication about the protective layer more clear.

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As an aftermath of these PR disasters, Samsung postponed two press events in Asia, and SamMobile reported Fold’s delayed release in China. Later, they announced to delay the launch of its Galaxy Fold in the US, indefinitely. They also assured that they will immediately work on improving the durability of the display and make communication about the protective layer more clear.

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Galaxy Fold Fixed?

Galaxy Fold is Ready to Rise Again!
Galaxy Fold

The two major issues reported by reviewers were because people at first didn’t pay attention to the instructions and peeled off the protective polymer adhesive layer resulting in damaged screens. To fix the issue, Samsung extended this layer to the entire foldable screen instead of stopping near the bezel.

The second issue was of the debris being caught underneath the screen, hence causing bulges near the hinge. iFixit exclaimed that the device’s hinge had a little space and was susceptible to allowing particles to get underneath the screen and causing an unusual bulge.

Yonhap news later claimed that Samsung has addressed this issue and improved the hinge design by reducing the gap so that the debris can’t get in easily. The protective film is 80% more scratch-resistant. With pricing starting at $1800, the device definitely looks promising, it was launched on August 27 and online orders are already rushing in:

Prices for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3
 StorageRamUS Price
Galaxy Z Fold 3512 GB12GB$1900
Galaxy Z Fold 3256GB12GB$1800
Galaxy Z Flip 3256GB8GB$1050
Galaxy Z Flip 3128GB8GB$1000

The metal frame and hinge are now made of a relatively new material called Armor Aluminum, which is said to be 10 times more durable than the earlier one. This new material is said to reduce the phone’s weight by 11 times. Samsung claims that the display is more eco-friendly with a brighter display that consumes just as much battery as the one before it did. In short, as the pioneer of Fold, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is only on its way up now.

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