Let’s go back to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the current flagship smartphone of the Korean giant as well as its first foldable phone.
The right opportunity is provided by a post published by the iFixit team and dedicated to the problems encountered by some testers with the display of this device.
According to iFixit there are several aspects to consider and that could make the display of the Samsung Galaxy Fold subject to breakage:
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- OLED displays are inherently fragile and without a covering of a strong material — such as Gorilla Glass — problems are inevitable.
- Even the smallest dust particles can cause problems with OLED displays, and the Fold has plenty of areas where dust can easily enter sensitive areas.
- Although the protective layer fiasco wasn’t totally Samsung’s fault, it does emphasize that tough pressure on a relatively unprotected OLED panel is dangerous.
- Samsung’s highly-publicized robot folders used to stress test the Galaxy Fold were too methodical, i.e., they didn’t properly account for the variables of human use.
- The lack of a dedicated crease line down the middle of the foldable display prevents even folding on a consistent basis, putting even more stress on the OLED panel.
Recall that Samsung has decided to withdraw all the demo units distributed to the various testers so to know more we will have to have patience.