A few days ago, a set of review units of the Samsung Galaxy Fold got to the hands of reviewers. In less than two days, there were reports of the fragility of the display. The display malfunctioned in many some cases. The company swiftly responded by saying that it will deeply investigate the issue. However, it also advised users not to remove the protective film as it may cause damage because of its deep integration with the display.
Recent reports show that the company has temporarily canceled the pre-sale for this smartphone originally scheduled to take place in Shanghai next Wednesday in China. According to the company, the venue is the reason for the cancellation. However, many believe that Samsung may be struggling with the display issue that rocked this device.
Although Samsung said the protective film on the display should not be removed, not all the display issues were caused by the protective film removal. As of now, the company did not give a new date for the pre-sale. The Galaxy Fold costs US$1980 in North America.
In addition to the foldable shape (4.6-inch external screen, 7.3-inch internal screen), the Galaxy Fold is also equipped with the Snapdragon 855 chip, the first 512GB UFS 3.0 flash memory (Androbench sequential read speed over 1GB / s), 4380mAh battery.