Foldgate issues delay Galaxy Fold's media events in China

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Reports have surfaced over the past couple of days of Galaxy Fold devices breaking. It was supposed to be a triumph of Samsung's display technology-a product years in the making that would redefine the smartphone.

Samsung arguably deserves some credit for opting to hold the Galaxy Fold back and work on the problems early reviewers have raised.

An official delay has not been announced for the US, but The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the release will be delayed as well.

With its folding 7.3-inch screen, Samsung's Galaxy Fold was touted as the biggest Galaxy phone yet.

There haven't been any official announcements regarding a delay of the Galaxy Fold's launch date, but Samsung did postpone events that it had scheduled in Hong Kong and Shanghai this week.

Samsung has yet to make an official comment regarding the delay.

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After the revelations, Samsung said the outer layer should not be removed since it is part of the foldable device.

If you were one of the few to open their wallet or purse and put down the near-$2k for a Galaxy Fold preorder, you've got a choice.

Tech reviewers from renowned media brands like The Verge and the CNBC noted issues like screen flickering, display distortion and unexplainable bulges bugging the industry-first device, reports said last week. Some of these issues were related to the accidental removal of a protective film over the foldable display, while others were apparent manufacturer defects.

In a statement on its website Samsung said: "We recently unveiled a completely new mobile category: a smartphone using multiple new technologies and materials to create a display that is flexible enough to fold". "We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer". However, Samsung quickly reiterated that the April 26th launch plans would not be changed in the U.S. Unfortunately, that's not the case in China, Singapore, and Spain.

At the very least this will mean more obvious warnings not to peel stuff off the screen - something Samsung engineers presumably thought that people wouldn't do.