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Galaxy Fold fixes are coming and these are the changes Samsung made

Galaxy Fold fixes are coming and these are the changes Samsung made

It should have been a moment of glory for Samsung but it became yet another nightmare in its history. Admittedly, the Galaxy Fold didn't literally go up in flames like the Galaxy Note 7 but the $2,000 price tag and the uncertainty of its delivery made Samsung's blunder all the more poignant. The company hasn't given up yet and a new report now details the steps Samsung took to address those fatal flaws.

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Google foldable phone is being developed but don’t hold your breath

Google foldable phone is being developed but don’t hold your breath

Samsung can be credited for having singularly excited the market over foldable phones and then killed the mood. Its fiasco with the Galaxy Fold, which may not even ship at all, has made both consumers and manufacturers think twice about the prospects of foldable phones. That's not stopping them from playing around with prototypes. Google is apparently one of those but the Android maker is cautioning people not to expect a Pixel Fold anytime soon.

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Ways for Samsung to bounce back from the Galaxy Fold issues

Ways for Samsung to bounce back from the Galaxy Fold issues

Samsung is no stranger to crisis. When complaints about faulty Galaxy Fold screens started popping up on the internet, it’s hard not to make comparisons to the Note 7 disaster in 2016. Second to the safety hazard posed by exploding phones was the PR crisis Samsung experienced that certainly didn’t help turn things around.

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Samsung asks iFixit to take down Galaxy Fold teardown

Samsung asks iFixit to take down Galaxy Fold teardown

It has barely been three years since the Galaxy Note 7 started catching fire and here is Samsung again trying to fend off one of the biggest fiascos in its history. Fortunately for the company, it isn't something it could be sued over yet (unless you consider existing pre-orders) and it's more of a PR and image problem for the smartphone giant. It isn't doing itself any favors, though, by asking iFixit to remove its teardown analysis of the problematic Galaxy Fold that clarifies what really caused the issues and, consequently, what future users should be careful about.

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AT&T Galaxy Fold retail launch rescheduled to June

AT&T Galaxy Fold retail launch rescheduled to June

It should have been Samsung's glorious achievement, being the first to make the foldable dreams real. But whether it was due to hubris, haste, or truly inescapable limitations, the Galaxy Fold has turned out to be quite a nightmare for the manufacturer. It hasn't given up though, apparently, and has just delayed the inevitable. The Galaxy Fold is still coming to the brave souls who pre-ordered the $2,000 prototype but they'll have to wait more than a month to get it.

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Huawei Mate X foldable phone still on schedule, 5G variant coming

Huawei Mate X foldable phone still on schedule, 5G variant coming

Being first is a two-edged sword. If you succeed, you will be hailed as a pioneer. If you fail, you give your rivals the chance to one-up you. That might be what will happen in less than two months between Huawei and Samsung as the latter still tries to do damage control. Huawei, on the other, seems nonplussed and will push through with the launch of its own foldable Mate X phone as scheduled, giving it the opportunity to say once again that it did better than Samsung.

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With Galaxy Fold late, Samsung tries to pacify preorders

With Galaxy Fold late, Samsung tries to pacify preorders

Samsung is delaying the Galaxy Fold, offering preorder customers the option to cancel rather than wait for the troubled smartphone, amid questions about just how the foldable handset came so close to release in its current flawed condition. The clamshell Android phone was due to ship to buyers from Friday, May 26. Now, though, Samsung has delayed its new flagship for an unspecified period of time.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold delayed over screen nightmare [Update]

Samsung Galaxy Fold delayed over screen nightmare [Update]

Samsung will delay the release of the Galaxy Fold, it's reported, with this week's expected debut of the innovative folding smartphone pushed back after a rocky start to the review process. The near-$2,000 Android handset was originally intended to launch at the end of this week, on April 26, in the US.

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Galaxy Fold events, training put on hold amidst display issues

Galaxy Fold events, training put on hold amidst display issues

Given how many years it has been working on a foldable phone, you can't really say that Samsung was in a rush to get something out. In fact, you could almost wonder how it still managed to botch it up so terribly after all that time. Needless to say, it is feeling the burn of the Galaxy Fold screen fallout and now it is indefinitely putting some of its planned activities on hold while it tries to tackle its latest mess.

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Break’s over: Who’s still up for the Galaxy Fold?

Break’s over: Who’s still up for the Galaxy Fold?

Samsung has had better days. After exploding phones, faulty foldable screens were the last thing it could want. From its PR to R&D departments, things must be pretty intense now at Samsung. It genuinely seems like they have a manufacturing crisis on their hands, with multiple tech reviewers reporting similar cases of damaged screens just within this week. The trend of faulty screens seems to centre on users removing the plastic film over the screen, mistaking it as a pre-installed screen protector.

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Hubris or haste, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold nightmare is only just starting

Hubris or haste, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold nightmare is only just starting

Samsung has a problem, and it's bigger than a few broken Galaxy Fold smartphones. Geek glee turned to surprise this week, when the first review units of the folding smartphone started breaking in the hands of the people Samsung had hoped would be its biggest cheerleaders.

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Galaxy Fold protective film critical to keeping screen intact

Galaxy Fold protective film critical to keeping screen intact

Some have been warning against going out to buy first-gen experimental devices because of potential problems that may surprise early adopters. But if you're offered a free review unit, why not, right? That was definitely the case with some select personalities Samsung has chosen to become the first recipients of its Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone. Unfortunately for both Samsung and the proud new owners, they are also the first ones to encounter a glaring problem with a rather simple cause: a protective film.

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