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When Samsung first released the Galaxy Fold, reviewers reported display damage within days and even hours of using the phone. (AP)
When Samsung first released the Galaxy Fold, reviewers reported display damage within days and even hours of using the phone. (AP)

Samsung Galaxy Fold runs into screen issues...again

  • Samsung has already recalled its foldable smartphone once thanks to its display issues
  • A Techcrunch reviewer reported spotting a 'brightly coloured amorphous blob' of pixels on the Galaxy Fold's display

Ahead of its launch in India, Samsung has run into trouble with the Galaxy Fold once again. According to a Techcrunch report, the review device Samsung sent to the publication showed display damage after a day of usage.

“I pulled the Fold from my pocket while standing in line at CVS after work the other day. I opened it up and spotted something new nestled between the lock screen’s flapping butterfly wings. There was a brightly colored, amorphous blob," wrote Brian Heater, Hardware Editor at Techcrunch.

While Heater goes on to explain that manufacturing issues can occur in devices, this issue is particularly important in the Galaxy Fold’s case. Samsung has already recalled its foldable smartphone once thanks to its display issues. The company recently announced that it’s ready to re-release the device in the market.

Earlier, when Samsung first released the Galaxy Fold, reviewers reported display damage within days and even hours of using the phone. Many reported screen damage because of debris getting through the hinge, while others removed the preinstalled protective screen guard that was meant to be permanent, resulting in major issues.

According to Heater, the company also gives extensive instructions on how to use the phone so that the screen isn’t damaged. However, the fact that the company has to give such instructions could be an indication that the Galaxy Fold isn’t a device that’s ready for the mainstream. After all, how many of us really follow instructions about screen maintenance on our current smartphones.

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