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Samsung Fold release delayed

I suppose this will come as no surprise to those of us who have been following news about the Samsung Fold.

 

"Samsung has postponed the release of its folding smartphone, days after several early reviewers said the screens on their devices had broken.

The company said it had delayed the launch of the Galaxy Fold to "fully evaluate the feedback and run further internal tests".

In April, several early reviewers found the display on the Galaxy Fold broke after just a few days.

Samsung has not said when the £1,800 device will go on sale.

A new launch date will be announced in the "coming weeks".

In a statement, Samsung said it suspected the damage experienced by some of the reviewers was caused by "impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge".

It also said it found "substances" inside one of the review devices that may have affected its performance."

 

It should have been released in 3 days on April 26th in the US and May 2nd in the UK

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48013395

 

 

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PS. £1800?? Are people mad? astonished

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@Cleoriff wrote:

PS. £1800?? Are people mad? astonished


More money then sense I would have said @Cleoriff. That's nearly twice the price of my S10 Plus. No way would I pay that kind of money for a phone, not even a Samsung. Also, to be honest, I think the phone ugly. And, as I already have a tablet, why would I want a phone that opened into a tablet, at over 10 times the price.

 

There's wanting the latest gadget and throwing your money away astonished

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Seen a few reports of this, and that others had removed what they thought a screen protector but was actually part of the screen!!
Some of the pictures/videos going round don't look too clever if I am honest...

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I love Samsung as well @Glory1 but never in a million years would I pay that price for a phone.

 

If you compare that with the price of our new build detached house in 1969 which was £4125, it makes your eyes water!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Mind you, Samsung are inferring they have a massive backlist of pre-orders....rolling eyes

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@gmarkj wrote:
Seen a few reports of this, and that others had removed what they thought a screen protector but was actually part of the screen!!
Some of the pictures/videos going round don't look too clever if I am honest...

Yes they ssaid that on the BBC this morning @gmarkj  and also there is a problem with the hinge. I would have thought, if nothing else, they should have got the integral part correct!

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Oh yes @Cleoriff 

Plenty of people will want this ~

Like the Brick mobile they were eye watering expensive and there were not the amount of masts then!

These people are the unofficial testers!

I'll get one when they are fully tested and less than 1/4 price or better still free with Cornflakes!!!Jaw-dropping

 

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£1800? That’s pricier than Apple which makes a change
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listened to this on the BBC Radio Four Midnight News

 

£1,800 ... = ... just thinking what I could do with that kind of money = necessary work to my house & a nice weekend breakaway in UK

 

those prices are eye watering

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Oh yes @Cleoriff 

Plenty of people will want this ~

Like the Brick mobile they were eye watering expensive and there were not the amount of masts then!

These people are the unofficial testers!

I'll get one when they are fully tested and less than 1/4 price or better still free with Cornflakes!!!Jaw-dropping

 

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Free with cornflakes @TallTrees ? I think I will be well gone before that happens. joy

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