Samsung's £1,500 folding phones 'already breaking' after two days of use

Samsung’s futuristic new foldable phone keeps breaking

The spokesperson then attributed to some of the malfunctions as potential user errors, adding that "removing the protective layer or adding adhesives to the main display may cause damage".

Phone reviewers who got early access to the Galaxy Fold have complained that the display of the folding phone has broken or has visible bumps just after few days of usage. Two journalists said they removed a thin, protective layer from the screens that they thought was supposed to come off but was meant to stay.

Reviewers of the new Galaxy Fold said they did not know what the problem was and Samsung did not provide answers. In fact, this reviewer believes the problem may be down to debris getting into the hinge mechanism.

However, CNBC's Haselton noted that his phone stopped working despite keeping the protective film intact. "Do NOT remove it".

Thankfully, it seems Samsung was listening because according to SamMobile, there's a new update rolling out for the Galaxy S10 that will let you use Samsung's Bright Night mode just by selecting the feature in the phone's camera app. The display on some of the units got damaged and couldn't be used anymore. Started over with a replacement. In Kovach's case, the larger screen of the Galaxy Fold has split into two, with the left-hand side flashing white and the right-hand side seemingly switching off at the end of the video.

The spokesperson went on to say that the Galaxy Fold's main screen, which unfolds to 7.3 inches, comes with a protective film that protects it against scratches.

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Images and video showed flames and thick plumes of smoke billowing up and around the spire, which is surrounded by scaffolding. France's civil security agency says "all means" except for water-dropping aircraft were deployed to tackle the blaze.

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Writing for the Verge, Dieter Bohn described a "bulge" in his device's screen that ultimately led the folding phone to fail.

Among the victims is Bloomberg gadget report Mark Gurman, who documented the issues with his review unit throughout yesterday in a series of tweets that was nearly as mesmerizing as the recent fire at Notre Dame.

"In-folding is more hard to make than out-folding, as it adds higher pressure to screens, which people have anxious about", said analyst Park Sung-soon at BNK Securities.

While the issues have only been reported by reviewers, shareholders are concerned that it could be a broader problem that could affect the Galaxy Fold when it hits store shelves later this month. But, as some have noted online, at least the phone's battery isn't exploding like those in the Note 7.

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