First it was the star, it continued as starry and later we see how much birdish Phoenix Samsung Galaxy Fold is not a dead project And we've continued to know the details of how your second? life. Samsung is already trying to find some solutions to the problems that were discovered, so it is worth giving a review of this launch so much sound and for many reasons.
When it began to explode what would dissolve as a crisis and its successor revocation, we were invaded in a certain way déjà vu remember what happened to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Although, contrary to this case, the alarm was hoping in a phase before the saleso the launch dates were interrupted to investigate and address the issues revealed, of which they seem to already test solutions in South Korea.
The joy was short
Samsung puts back one of the most important events in the Mobile World Congress, but this time we would present something beyond the usual renewal of the Galaxy S range (this year with four models) and his first commercial folding unit, Samsung Galaxy Fold, took all the bulbs that would otherwise have stayed in the Samsung Galaxy S10 + and its panels bored. A functional mobile tablet with 2019 flagship features and a collapsible internal main panel.
The device, like the rest of the fold that tormented the Barcelona fair, was incredible the days, even its nemesis Huawei Mate X. In fact, we were able to analyze the Galaxy S10 + we quoted. But the unit had an emission date planned for some markets (April 26 in the US and May 3 in Europe) and finally we could try it in a beautiful demo petit committee where we try to touch it and fully test it.
In addition to certain aspects of the construction, it was not much appreciated, the problems began to be seen in the analysis units that reached the various media (mainly American). The first bump: a screen protector that was inherent in it and not the plastic that sometimes comes on the terminal, and there were few who tried to remove it break the panel.
PSA: There is a layer that appears to be a screen protector on the Galaxy Fold's display. It is NOT a screen protector. Don't remove it.
I have so far peeled it off before the screen spazzed and blacked out. Start with a replacement. pic.twitter.com/ZhEG2Bqulr
– Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) April 17, 2019
In other cases, the error was not related to this (which, as the brand was later confirmed, could have been much better labeled), but it was rather bulging or screen defects without touching anything. Already public and have been notified to the brand, Samsung picked up all these terminals until further notice and canceled the launch events.
The possible problem and possible solutions
The units returned home and we did not know from the statement of the company where they explained that the incidents on the screens according to their original analysis "may be due to effects in the most vulnerable areas of the hinge" and "substances contained within the unit affected the performance of the screen."
Then the unit reached iFixit's curious hands and speculated on the possibility of the space of about seven millimeters reserved for the screen to be folded on itself It was a condemnation to the screen because of the dirt that came in there and that the screen had been damaged without having to remove this protective plastic exactly for this necessary but small protected space (all this actually cost them a conflict with the manufacturer and they had to to delete the entry).
In that statement, the brand talked about revealing the launch dates in the following weeks, and for the time being, nothing else has been known about it. But we were able to know about any emails that the brand had sent to those who had reserved their Galaxy Fold and stated that if the booking order was not confirmed, it would be automatically canceled at the end of May (for legal reasons in the US).
On the other hand, and also by US sources, the operator sent AT & T an email that already set a launch date: June 13. Samsung has not confirmed anything, so we are waiting for what they say later.
Meanwhile, what is now coming to us from South Korea, especially thanks to the Korean agency Yonhap, is that they are already testing the improvements in the device and that the most important change is in the phone's protection layer, which would be better integrated into the phone screen, the edges of the protection under the terminal .
On the other hand, Samsung would also have tried to reduce the space that was at the top and bottom of the hinge that we talked about earlier and which benefited the income of waste. These changes, according to the direct sources quoted by the Korean media, are already being tested in various Galaxy Folds that have been distributed to various mobile operators in South Korea.
The media also refers to a possible sale for sale in June if these tests end with good results. We have to wait to check it, especially after doing it first revocation almost the day after distributing the first units in principle definitive and finished. We see if it continues the two-stage or if they manage to save the one that can still be the first folding unit commercialized, unless Huawei is ahead (and has no problem).