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Last Updated : May 16, 2019 05:58 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Samsung has fixed major issues in Galaxy Fold; new release date coming soon

The Galaxy Fold was supposed to release in the USA and some European countries starting April 26 but was indefinitely delayed.

Pranav Hegde

Samsung had delayed the launch of its foldable smartphone after displays of a few review units started breaking or blacked out. The Galaxy Fold was supposed to release in the US and some European countries starting April 26 but was indefinitely delayed. Samsung has reportedly investigated the problem and fixed any issues found in the Galaxy Fold.

According to a report by SamMobile, Samsung has made three significant improvements in the Galaxy Fold. The most significant problem in the Galaxy Fold’s display was the thin protective layer of film that came on top of the display. Several reviewers had tried removing the film thinking of it as a screen protector. This resulted in the screen blacking out, permanently damaging the display.

The report mentions that Samsung has fixed the problem by tucking the protective layer onto the display. The fix would not allow users to peel off the film, hence causing no damage to the display.

The second point of problem Samsung found were gaps at the top and bottom part of the hinge. The gap allowed dust and other particles to settle under the display, damaging other components along with it. Samsung would reduce the gap near the hinge, which would not allow foreign particles to enter the internals.

Lastly, Samsung would inform users not to remove the film by stating a warning message on the film. The review units did not come with a warning message which resulted in reviewers peeling off the film.

The report says that Samsung is testing the updated Galaxy Fold with local carriers in South Korea and would announce the new release date this month.
First Published on May 16, 2019 05:58 pm
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