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6 things you could spend $2,000 on instead of a Galaxy Fold

7 days ago   |   By Techno Buffalo

We know. You weren't going to buy one anyway, especially after all these reviewers discovered just how breakable the Galaxy Fold really is. But, just to give you an idea of what you can get for the same price as, basically a prototype, foldable phone, here are six things you could spend $2,000 on instead.
Two iPhones iPhone XS
You thought Apple was charging too much for the iPhone XS? Well, you can get two of them for the price of a single Galaxy Fold. The screen is better. The operating system is smoother, and you can stick one on each side of a wallet case if you really want to feel like...
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6 things you could spend $2,000 on instead of a Galaxy Fold

6 things you could spend $2,000 on instead of a Galaxy Fold

7 days ago   |   By iMore

We know. You weren't going to buy one anyway, especially after all these reviewers discovered just how breakable the Galaxy Fold really is. But, just to give you an idea of what you can get for the same price as, basically a prototype, foldable phone, here are six things you could spend $2,000 on instead.
Two iPhones iPhone XS
You thought Apple was charging too much for the iPhone XS? Well, you can get two of them for the price of a single Galaxy Fold. The screen is better. The operating system is smoother, and you can stick one on each side of a wallet case if you really want to feel like...
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Bendgate 2.0: Samsung's $2,000 foldable phone is already breaking

Bendgate 2.0: Samsung's $2,000 foldable phone is already breaking

7 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Steve Kovach of CNBC had his Galaxy Fold die right along the display crease. [credit:
Steve Kovach
]
Samsung's futuristic Galaxy Fold is launching this month, and the device has already made its way to a select group of reviewers and influencers. During the run-up to the device's launch, there were concerns about the durability of the folding display, and now after just a few days with the public, the device is already experiencing problems. There are numerous reports of Samsung's $2,000 device breaking after a single day, sometimes due to poor durability, other times due to user...
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The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a durability problem

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a durability problem

7 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is an ambitious foldable phone , but one with mounting durability problems, according to a handful of press who got early access to it. We've seen a total of five broken Fold screens - four in which it isn't working at all and one instance in which half of the 7.3-inch tablet-like display is flickering. Reviewers and analysts from CNBC, Bloomberg, The Verge, Android Central and YouTube tweeted about their experience after one and two days with the phone.
In some but not all cases, Samsung has already replaced the broken review units. If problems persist, it may run...
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Samsung Galaxy Fold. is breaking

Samsung Galaxy Fold. is breaking

7 days ago   |   By iMore

Samsung's new Galaxy Fold has just gotten into the hands of reviewers and, already, there appears to be a problem, and probably one you could have pretty easily predicted.
CNBC 's review unit has broken.
My colleague opened the Galaxy Fold and it started doing this. So, long answer to your question WilfredFrost , the hinge doesn't seem very rugged after all. After two days: pic.twitter.com/Z1F8iwjURa - Todd Haselton April 17, 2019
So has The Verge 's.
Me, stevekovach , and markgurman have Review Units of the Galaxy Fold with broken screens. - Dieter Bohn April 17, 2019
Both Mark Gurman...
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Samsung's $2000 Galaxy Fold Broke Within 48 Hours

7 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Samsung's Galaxy Fold can handle over 200,000 folds, but apparently that is not the case. Within 48 hours of giving the device to numerous media outlets, a flood of reports have come out about the screen breaking, and breaking in different ways. Not a good look for Samsung.
The Galaxy Fold is a first-generation smartphone, it is a brand new form-factor and it is innovative to a degree. But the issues that we are seeing with the Galaxy Fold, less than 48 hours into users actually being able to use it, is pretty astonishing. And very bad.
These phones aren't just breaking, but they are...
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Some Samsung Galaxy Fold displays are experiencing disastrous issues

Some Samsung Galaxy Fold displays are experiencing disastrous issues

7 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Steve Kovach's Galaxy Fold unit
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is supposed to represent the future, the future of smartphones and tablets to be precise. But just two days after Samsung begun handing out review units in the US, multiple journalists have begun experiencing severe problems with the display.
The first to report a problem was Dieter Bohn of The Verge. Like many others he received his Galaxy Fold unit on Monday, but by yesterday evening the Galaxy Fold's display already presented a tiny, mysterious bulge that sat along the crease ...
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Samsung Galaxy Fold display issues emerge just 48 hours after first outing

Samsung Galaxy Fold display issues emerge just 48 hours after first outing

7 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

On Monday, Samsung officially let the press handle the Galaxy Fold after it was shown off in a tightly controlled demo in February. Just two days later, the first review units are encountering multiple issues all focused on the foldable display.
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Multiple Reviewers Facing Broken Galaxy Fold Devices After Just Days of Use

Multiple Reviewers Facing Broken Galaxy Fold Devices After Just Days of Use

7 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Samsung this week provided reviewers with Galaxy Fold devices for some hands-on time, and it appears the folding smartphone may be suffering from some serious flaws. Three of the reviewers who received a Galaxy Fold have already experienced failures, all of which focus on the display.
The Verge 's Dieter Bohn says that his Galaxy Fold device broke after a random bulge appeared on the display, perhaps from a piece of debris that had gotten into the hinge. The debris, or whatever the bulge was, pressed into the display hard enough to break it.
Broken Galaxy Fold OLED display via The...
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Samsung sold out of its nearly $2,000 Galaxy Fold in just a day

Samsung sold out of its nearly $2,000 Galaxy Fold in just a day

7 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Smartphone prices have been creeping to insane levels for the past couple of years, but the Galaxy Fold is another monster entirely with its price tag just shy of $2,000. Despite that massive price, Samsung sold out of the Galaxy Fold both on its own website and through a carrier partner in less than a day.
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