Folding-Phone Flop


Denise Najera, Sports Recorder

What did I tell you? I knew it, the whole fold-phone fiasco ended up being a big flop.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was suppose to go on sale in the U.S. this Friday, but now they’re saying it won’t be out until a few more weeks. You know why? These things are breaking like glass…literally. A few people who were given the device only a week ago complained about screen breakage.

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The design of the Fold appeared initially to be quite a “technological achievement”: It allows you to transform the device from a chunky 4.6-inch candy bar smartphone into a 7.3-inch tablet, just by unfolding it. Samsung put out this statement,“We recently unveiled a completely new mobile category: a smartphone using multiple new technologies and materials to create a display that is flexible enough to fold. We are encouraged by the excitement around the Galaxy Fold ”flip phone.”

Although, like I had predicted in my previous article on this Samsung Phone, the display on the unit given to a CNBC reviewer flickered uncontrollably, causing the device to turn off and completely malfunction. Also people have peeled off the protective layer that is NOT suppose to be peeled off, causing the screens to break. BUT Samsung had not made that very clear (okay-maybe that’s common sense probably, but I still saw it coming!)

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Well…..let’s hope Samsung gets its act together, and fast. Now do you still think this thing is still better than Apple?