Samsung delays launch of Galaxy Fold after screen failures

David Court says Facebook's planned voice assistant is probably the last thing the world needs

David Court says Facebook's planned voice assistant is probably the last thing the world needs

It looks like Samsung is delaying its new device because of those issues.

Credit: Tom's GuideThe Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reports that the phone maker is pushing back the rollout of its foldable phone, after a rash of early reviewers cited problems with the device.

Thus far however, neither an official release date nor Canadian pricing have been announced.

Samsung is postponing the release of its upcoming folding smartphone as it works to figure out why the $2,000 gadget keeps breaking.

Samsung has delayed the release of its new Galaxy Fold smartphone after reviewers experienced breakages within days of receiving the device. If Samsung does issue an official statement regarding a delay, I'll be sure to update you.

The screen on Samsung's device can fold in half and open up again to give users a large display.

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Samsung is postponing its China launch event for its foldable smartphone just days after reports of defective screens on the almost $2,000 device. The tech giant has chose to implement the change when foldable smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X are going to release soon with more foldable devices to follow in 2019.

Moving forward, Samsung said it plans to "take measures" to strengthen the display protection.

About 50 units of the $1,980 foldable device had been sent for review to journalists, analysts and bloggers in the United States ahead of a planned April 26 launch, Moorhead said.

The press events were originally scheduled for April 23 and 24. Some of those reviewers reported that the protective film over the display failed prematurely, while others pulled off mistakenly thinking it was a factory-applied screen protector. "We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer".

As Samsung continues to look into why their flexible displays have been prematurely dying or having issues, potential buyers are likely to become even more skeptical of the almost $2,000 price point. If you understand the nature of the top screen plastic layer from the outset, for example, you might not recognize the way it could be misinterpreted by someone more used to the idea of phones being shipped with protective plastic covers you're meant to remove before use.

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