SAMSUNG has axed the release of its £1800 folding smartphone after tech reviewers reported the screens broke.
The tech company said it was delaying the launch of the Galaxy Fold after several testers reported issues with the device.
PA:Press Association The tech company said it was delaying the launch of the Galaxy Fold after several testers reported issues with the device
Some journalists who were given early access to the phone noticed that half of the screen stopped working while others damaged the device by mistakenly removing a protective layer.
Samsung decided to pull the launch after the issues were flagged.
They said some of the damage was caused by “impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge.
The company also noted that a “substance” was found inside one of the test devices which could have affected its performance.
Launches in Hong Kong and Shanghai scheduled for this week were also scrapped as well.
Getty Images – Getty Samsung has axed the release of its £1800 folding smartphone after tech reviewers said the screens broke
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It remains unclear when the new launch date will be but it’s expected to be in the “coming weeks”.
It was due to be released in the US on April 26 and then in the UK on May 3.
Samsung said: “We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer.”
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