Samsung Galaxy Fold already breaking for some users after a day or two. A review handset given to CNBC is also reported to be completely unusable just after two days. This comes out to be a surprise. What went wrong with these pre-orders? If this is a widespread issue where the buyers would turn to if they also face screen breakdown. Early reviews of Samsung Galaxy Fold is proved to be a disaster as most of the images surfacing over the internet has hashtags such as bulging, broken, unusable, flickering, damaged. Photos ranging from a full-screen blackout to a photo of Galaxy Fold with a portion of the screen white and other half blacked out.
Samsung gave a limited number of early Galaxy Fold to media for reviews and is aware of the current situation. The company said in a statement, “We have received a few reports regarding the main display on the samples provided. We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter.”
The verge was the first one to report the problem. They mentioned that the display had a tiny bulge that appeared at the bottom-middle part of the display. Due to this bulge, multiple lines of dead pixels appeared along with the OLED panel. After verge, it was CNBC to highlight the problem at Twitter. The video they uploaded showcase that a thick strip of pixels directly above the crease of the display was permanently blacked out. Also, the screen on the left side goes on flickering, which divided the display of the device into two screens.
After that Mark Gurman from Bloomberg reported that the pixels on the Galaxy Fold’s display has turned black leaving only half of the screen to fit on the right side. A youtuber, Marques Brownlee also faced a complete blackout but he blames himself for taking off the protection layer which he consider an ordinary cover at the first. He tweeted, there is a layer that appears to be a screen protector on the Galaxy Fold’s display. It is not a screen protector. Do not remove it. But this layer may or may not be the culprit as the CNBC and the Verge didn’t say anything about removing the protection layer but still they are facing pixel problems in the Galaxy Fold’s display.