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Marques Brownlee - Samsung Galaxy Fold

7 comments, 345 views, posted 11:37 pm 15/04/2019 in Hardware & Mobile by REALITY
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I want to be the reason you get out of bed in the morning...Even if it is to make sure the door is locked.

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12:25 am 16/04/2019

griffin

One thousand nine hundred dollars. And that's me out.

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12:18 pm 16/04/2019

REALITY

I have to agree, stupid money.

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10:48 am 17/04/2019

Flee

me want.... for free.

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10:51 am 17/04/2019

REALITY

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1:12 pm 18/04/2019

Flee

Synonym for the informal use of fold....

synonyms: fail, collapse, crash, founder, be ruined, cave in;

Accurate??

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1:19 pm 18/04/2019

REALITY

hahahaha

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6:55 am 27/04/2019

superuser

iFixit says the phone's screen is fragile and that gaps along the spine may let in dirt. It's now removed its teardown at Samsung's request.

Review units of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Fold began malfunctioning last week -- right before its official (and now-delayed) release. An iFixit teardown, released Wednesday, found some possible explanations for what's going wrong with the $1,980 foldable phone. Now those findings are gone.

The site on Thursday said it's pulled its Galaxy Fold teardown, at the request of Samsung. You can still read the original report here, though Android Police makes the point that the Internet Archive could honor a future iFixit takedown request.

"We were provided our Galaxy Fold unit by a trusted partner," iFixit said. "Samsung has requested, through that partner, that iFixit remove its teardown. We are under no obligation to remove our analysis, legal or otherwise. But out of respect for this partner, whom we consider an ally in making devices more repairable, we are choosing to withdraw our story until we can purchase a Galaxy Fold at retail."

Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The phone is "alarmingly fragile," according to iFixit's original teardown notes. The fragility makes potential repairs difficult and could account for the quick demise of screens on several phones sent to reviewers last week.

iFixit noted that its slim bezels aren't flexible enough to survive constant folding and unfolding and that replacing the screen would be quite expensive.

iFixit also noted in a blog post about the screen failures that the Fold's OLED screen, in particular, is "delicate." The device's hinge and the preinstalled screen protector could also play a role in the phone's troubles. The screen protector isn't meant to be removed, and attempts to remove it will kill the screen, as happened to several reviewers.

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