Samsung Electronics retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples - source

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Published on April 23, 2019 - Duration: 00:57s

Samsung Electronics retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples - source

Samsung Electronics is retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples distributed to reviewers, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, as the firm smarts from the reputational blow of postponing the launch of its first foldable smartphone.

Edward Baran reports.

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Samsung Electronics retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples - source

Samsung's highly anticipated first foldable smartphone has already had its big launch delayed.... Now the electronics giant is facing more embarrassment.... It's retrieving all samples of the new Galaxy Fold distributed to reviewers.

That's according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

A handful of technology journalists have been reporting breaks, bulges and blinking screens -- all after just a day's use.

Samsung is moving out of an abundance of caution after its Galaxy Note 7 was pulled off the market at huge cost due to exploding batteries in 2016.

The Fold's launch is now postponed for an unspecified period while the company investigates Initial findings show the problems are being caused by exposed areas of the screen's hinges.

There's a lot of focus on the phone -- with an almost 2000 dollar price tag.

Now it looks like consumers may have to wait a little longer to see if it lives up to the hype.

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