After delaying its release date in April due to serious reliability concerns, the refined Samsung Galaxy Fold is back and finally, finally for sale in the United States.
The much publicized problems centered around the folding screen, which did not work properly when the press took off the protective plastic from the screens of its review units. Some screens simply stopped synchronizing on their own.
In any case, the new versions have added a protective plastic edge around the edges of the screen (to prevent someone from removing the plastic cover) and sharply refined the hinge. To be sure, there are many warnings for new buyers, especially for the central folding plastic screen, which is more fragile than typical glass screens.
The press is already seeing new broken pixel problems from TechCrunch to JerryRigEverything although the latter found that the hinge is much more durable than expected.
You can buy a new Galaxy Fold for $ 1,980 (£ 1,800 / € 2,000), although certain providers also sell it for $ 66 / month for 30-month contracts. Yes, that's twice the price of the flagship Apple iPhone 11 Pro and even Samsung Galaxy Note 10, but at least the company is packing a couple of Samsung Galaxy Buds in the box just in case.
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