Dieter Bohn’s review unit broke after just two days:
It’s a distressing thing to discover just two days after receiving
my review unit. More distressing is that the bulge eventually
pressed sharply enough into the screen to break it. You can see
the telltale lines of a broken OLED converging on the spot where
the bulge is.
Seems like a widespread problem. Steve Kovach’s unit broke after one day, and so did Mark Gurman’s. Gurman says it comes with a screen protector that he peeled off but apparently wasn’t supposed to. Looks like the sort of thing you’re supposed to peel off.
Marques Brownlee peeled his off too and the screen broke. Now I’m starting to wonder if anyone’s review unit has not broken.
The Galaxy Fold didn’t look like a real product when Samsung announced it, and it looks less like a real product now that it’s in reviewers’ hands. This thing is supposed to ship in a week, starting at $1,980. I’ll go out on a limb and predict that’s not going to happen.
★ Wednesday, 17 April 2019