The hype surrounding Samsung‘s forthcoming Galaxy Fold has been unreal. Just this week, the company enlisted in superstar influencers including Steve Aoki to unbox the new device for the first time. The response was initially overwhelmingly positive — until the screens started breaking.
Some early reviewers have experienced cracking of the screen after just light or moderate use. Apparently the Galaxy Fold comes equipped with a protective layer meant to prevent scratches on the delicate device. Upon peeling off that layer — because it’s oh so satisfying to remove — the area between the hinge and screen has potential for breakage.
Samsung promises that Galaxy Fold creators are investigating the issue. The full statement in response to the complaints reads as follows:
A limited number of early Galaxy Fold samples were provided to media for review. We have received a few reports regarding the main display on the samples provided. We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter.
Despite alarming reviews, the company revealed to The Verge that its April 26th launch date is still on schedule. Hopefully these issues are resolved ahead of time.
The smartphone — for anyone daring enough to try it out — has a $1,980 price tag.
Source: The Verge