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Samsung Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Watch Active2 on sale today in US

Samsung Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Watch Active2 on sale today in US

The launch of the Galaxy Fold could be described as bumpy: initial review units suffered a variety of problems pertaining to the device's folding screen design and durability. These reports eventually led to a recall for all Galaxy Fold devices — Samsung delayed the device's launch, canceled all preorders, and eventually issued $250 gift cards to all those who were affected. Today, Samsung is giving it another go. The Galaxy Fold now is available for purchase in the US.

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TechCrunch editor's Galaxy Fold is already broken after one day

TechCrunch editor's Galaxy Fold is already broken after one day

It appears Samsung just can't catch a break when it comes to its Galaxy Fold smartphone. After years of leaks and hype, it was finally launched earlier this year in April. Some tech journalists received their pre-production units in April only to have them break and be returned to Samsung for investigation. As before, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is in the hands of tech journalists and it has, once again, broken down - at least for one reviewer.

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Samsung will replace your first broken Galaxy Fold display for $149

Samsung will replace your first broken Galaxy Fold display for $149

The Galaxy Fold is one of the most troubled smartphones in recent memory, and it hasn't even hit store shelves, yet. From being reengineered after rogue tech reviewers savagely ripped what appeared to be screen protectors right out of the displays, to failing basic legs of JerryRigEverything's device torture test, the pressure for a successful launch has been mounting. In an attempt to ease consumer concerns regarding the Fold's fragile display, Samsung has officially announced a screen replacement program for early adopters.

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Galaxy Fold available only at AT&T, Best Buy, and Samsung stores starting Friday

Galaxy Fold available only at AT&T, Best Buy, and Samsung stores starting Friday

For the people itching to spend upwards of $2,000 to own a Samsung Galaxy Fold, the past several months have been two challenges and a half. From a breakdown in its design to an editorial breakdown, it has taken until this month to re-establish interest (and cancel all pre-orders) on reinforced phablets. Today, the company has announced that anyone in the U.S. who wants a Fold will have to rush to an AT&T, Best Buy, or Samsung Experience Store this Friday to grab one.

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JerryRigEverything's very sandy Galaxy Fold torture test might make you wince

JerryRigEverything's very sandy Galaxy Fold torture test might make you wince

After the botched debut of Samsung’s first folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold has been re-engineered and is ready for the mass market. With wide availability just starting to ramp up, JerryRigEverything is here to see if one of the most anticipated Android devices of the year will fold under pressure.

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[Update: Pixel 4 and others removed] Netflix lists new HD and HDR10 devices, including Pixel 4 and 4 XL

[Update: Pixel 4 and others removed] Netflix lists new HD and HDR10 devices, including Pixel 4 and 4 XL

After leaks have shown virtually everything the Pixel 4 has to offer, Netflix doesn't seem to care if someone spots the yet-to-be-unveiled phone on its website. The company has updated its lists of devices supporting HD and HDR10 playback to include a number of new flagships like the Samsung Galaxy Note10, Fold, and Tab S6, plus the Asus ROG Phone II – among them, you'll also find the unreleased Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

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Samsung canceling Galaxy Fold pre-orders, those affected get $250 store credit

Samsung canceling Galaxy Fold pre-orders, those affected get $250 store credit

Although the Galaxy Fold is finally set to be released in the coming weeks, the company is placing one last roadblock for those that pre-ordered the phone. Customers who have held onto their spot in the queue since orders were first opened are now losing their place in line, as pre-orders placed through Samsung's site are now being canceled. Those affected are getting a $250 credit for anything at Samsung's online storefront.

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Samsung re-launches Galaxy Fold, first international sales start September 6

Samsung re-launches Galaxy Fold, first international sales start September 6

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is certainly one of the most interesting smartphones to be announced in the past few years, but its original release was cancelled after review units sent to press starting breaking after a few days. Samsung thinks it has finally worked out the kinks, as the Galaxy Fold is now set for a re-release over the next few weeks.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-registration is live in the US and UK

Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-registration is live in the US and UK

The Galaxy Fold is almost here—for real this time. Samsung delayed plans to launch the first true foldable phone earlier this year following a spate of defects in early review units. Now, the phone is almost ready for sale, and you can register your interest in the US and UK.

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Samsung may be working on a cheaper Galaxy Fold with 256GB of storage

Samsung may be working on a cheaper Galaxy Fold with 256GB of storage

The Galaxy Fold is on the verge of shipping—for real this time. Samsung spent several months addressing the issues that popped up during the early review program, but the phone will still set you back almost $2,000. That is, of course, not an amount of money most people are willing to pay for a phone right now. Of course, we thought that about $1,000 phones not that long ago. Still, Samsung is reportedly working on a cheaper variant of the Fold.

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