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

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  1. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    Just as smartphones replaced DVD players, internet devices, cameras, etc.. smartphones will eventually replace computers as well.

    I believe we will eventually see the day of a folding phone, maybe even one that has multiple folds, running iOS, then you plug into USB C into a monitor or attach a keyboard and bam - there is your full-blown mac osx desktop
     
  2. Kyle4 macrumors 6502a

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    I can see foldable phones becoming a niche product that is later discontinued in the future like 3D televisions. The idea is cool but in practise it’s just not worth it.
     
  3. macduke macrumors G4

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    I think it’s pretty obvious that the fold needs to be on the outside.
     
  4. iPhysicist macrumors 65816

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    You won the internet today!!!
     
  5. iObama macrumors 6502a

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    You really think that there’s no use case for a phone that unfolds into a tablet, even in the future when the folding technology gets better?
     
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  7. cmaier macrumors G5

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    dear god, man! Why!?!

    Yep. But they probably reversed it to protect the screen.

    It didn’t help :)
     
  8. kognos macrumors member

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    I don't expect these problems to be widespread otherwise the technology never would have launched. But even with a 2% failure rate, that'll be enough to get people to reconsider their life choices over a $2,000 priced item, and exactly why Apple isn't incentivized to bring a product to market. This doesn't fit a niche that is expressly needed by anyone, if they were truly being honest ... I can carry an iPad Mini and an iPhone and solve both use cases with less cost than this product. Now if the product were perfect, then it's a value-add choice, but it's not.
     
  9. cmaier macrumors G5

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    I’m waiting for AR glasses. All the benefit with none of the trade offs (at least for me, as I already wear glasses).
     
  10. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    Joking aside, Samsung will back it up unlike Apple telling you you're holding it wrong or the obvious bend is within acceptable tolerance.
     
  11. Moonlight macrumors 6502a

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    Bad take
     
  12. cmaier macrumors G5

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    That’s an awful lot of faith you have in Samsung :)

    Looking at twitter, it appears that nearly every reviewer has had screen problems.
     
  13. Illuminated macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe a foldable phone wasn't a good idea....
     
  14. apolloa macrumors G4

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    Pppfffftttttt hahahaha this is funny, first gen tech and all that, but they charge 2 grand for the thing? Haha..

    At least the tech has come to market now, it’s been in development for long enough! But I think it’s a third or fourth gen tech.... before they get it right?
     
  15. jimmy_uk macrumors 6502a

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    People literally said the same thing about the Dell Streak and the following Galaxy Note. Basically writing off "phablet" sized phones and look were we are today.
     
  16. jimmirehman macrumors 6502

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    Is anyone surprised by this? This phone was a proof of concept, that's it, it was never meant to be mass produced.
     
  17. shyam09 macrumors 68020

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    Not really ... maybe from a marketing standpoint, sure, where consumers will apply this failure to the other Samsung devices. But I don't see that happening. The S and Note devices are fabulous phones, and unlike the Note 7 fiasco, people weren't in physical harm's way.

    It's also a $2000 phone. I'm sure Samsung already planned on low sales to start with and it just got even poorer.

    Now, how this **** didn't come up during testing phase is beyond me!
     
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  19. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    This is the problem when you have highly trained engineers gently testing these things inside clean rooms.
     
  20. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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  22. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    Major flop. It doesn't even look like a finished product but a prototype...
     
  23. dazz87 macrumors 65816

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    Ouch...... No a good start for foldable phone....
     
  24. Iconoclysm macrumors 68020

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    If that were true it wouldn't have ever released. The only thing that can come close to this disaster is the Note 7...after that, the Galaxy Gear which had three generations of the same thing in one year.
     

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