Thursday, 18 April 2019

Samsung's folding-screen phones, loaned to tech reporters, break within days!

Samsung’s space-age Galaxy Fold smartphones, which you can fold in half to pop in your pocket, are cracking up after just a few days of use.

Good thing these devices aren't on sale yet, and only in the hands of, oh no, journalists to review, who went literally round the bend late on Tuesday in revealing how their on-loan handhelds were failing.

The problem lies with the Fold's foldable screen: the handset's unique, or dare us Brits say, courageous selling point. At first glance, the $1,980 phone has a tall and narrow rectangular display, though when opened out, it sports a 7.3-inch touchscreen.

“Defy the limits of what you can do with our most expansive Infinity Display ever ... Unfold it for more immersion, more multitasking and to seamlessly transition apps from the front display,” Samsung gushed about the thing in its promotional materials.

Yeah, well, it’s more unfold it for immersion into a black screen of death. Several hacks at different publications, loaned devices to review, have experienced malfunctions after using the smartphone just for a few days.

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