The newly available smartphone models are: Galaxy A20, A30, A50, A70 and A80, targeting the price segments ranging from NT$6,000 (US$194) to NT$14,000, according CM Chen, vice president of mobile and information business unit, Samsung Taiwan.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is launching at T-Mobile later this month, and if you're thinking about buying the new foldable device, there's something you should know about it before taking it out of the box.
YouTuber Marques Brownlee also accidentally removed the protective layer, and claimed that the display "spazzed and blacked out" while he was peeling it off.
"Look closely at the picture above, and you can see a small bulge right on the crease of my Galaxy Fold review unit".
Samsung's $1,980 smartphone appears to be breaking for some users after just a single day or two of use. This is not a screen protector, and he quickly lost all screen functionality on his smartphone. A wrap covering the screen of the Galaxy Fold warns you to not remove the "special protective layer" of the device, as it could cause damage. It would seem that Mark Gurman's review unit suffered a fate similar to that of the rest, stemming from what MIGHT be a very similar pain point.
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But Dieter Bohn, executive editor of technology news site The Verge, says he left that layer on and his screen still broke. That bulge, he said, eventually "pressed sharply enough into the screen to break it".
The issues raise questions about whether or not the Galaxy Fold can withstand normal use. Samsung is hoping the innovation of smartphones with folding screens reinvigorates the market. The customers who pre-book the phone will be able to purchase the Samsung U Flex Bluetooth headset worth Rs. 3,799 at just Rs. 999.
Samsung did not immediately comment.
Steve Kovach from CNBC appears to be the first person to share his Galaxy Fold problem. Once consumers get the device in their hands we will hear about every little problem that pops up.