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Best Buy unsurprisingly cancels all Galaxy Fold pre-orders

Samsung is currently reworking the Galaxy Fold, and earlier this month, the company began cancelling pre-orders unless the buyer specifically opted to wait for the device. If you bought a Galaxy Fold through Best Buy, you don't even get that option, as all orders placed through that store are now being cancelled.

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Anyone want to spend $8,200 on a gaudy, non-existent Game of Thrones-themed Samsung Galaxy Fold?

What do you get when you mix a popular TV show, a coveted smartphone from a popular brand (that isn't Huawei), and a customization company that wants to bank on both? A special Samsung Galaxy Fold, Game of Thrones edition, that you could pre-order now, for the lowly sum of $8,200. There are supposedly only seven of these, so if you absolutely must have one, you better start looking for Benjamin Franklins under the sofa cushions and making sure you have the full price ready for your pre-order.

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Details about Samsung's Galaxy Fold design changes have leaked

After a bunch of Galaxy Fold units failed in the hands of reviewers, Samsung preferred to delay its new device's launch to further investigate and fix the issue that led the displays to go berserk. After an initial analysis, the company concluded that removing the inner screen's protective layer could cause external substances to come into contact with the panel, causing it to malfunction. The manufacturer recently announced it would publish an updated release schedule for the Galaxy Fold, and some details are starting to leak explaining how Samsung plans on fixing the device's flaws.

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[Update: Eventually] Samsung will soon announce the fate of the Galaxy Fold

It has been a very long time since a high-profile launch for a flagship smartphone has been delayed indefinitely. After review units for the Galaxy Fold began failing a few days after journalists received them, Samsung held off on the previously-stated release date. According to a report from The Korea Herald, we'll soon know the fate of the Galaxy Fold.

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Samsung forced iFixit to remove its Galaxy Fold teardown, but you can still read it here

Samsung has forced popular repair advocates and DIY repair solutions store iFixit to remove their teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. iFixit says it was pressured into taking down the post because Samsung discovered who supplied iFixit the handset, and that supplier then requested the takedown. While not stated outright, the obvious thought bubble here is that Samsung may have been threatening repercussions for that supplier - repercussions that could have destroyed or seriously harmed its business with Samsung. iFixit keeps it all pretty vague, but the good news is you can still read their teardown, thanks to the Streisand Effect The Internet Archive.

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[Update: The iFixit version] Galaxy Fold teardown is all hinges, ribbon cables, and screens ready to break if you look at them wrong

Samsung told us what sort of engineering went into making a Galaxy Fold possible. If you didn't believe what the company had to say, well, take a look at a teardown courtesy of a Chinese blogger and see all the moving parts for yourself.

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[Update: AT&T sets June 13 ship date] Samsung delays Galaxy Fold release in wake of early hardware failures

 

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is the first mass-market foldable phone, so there were bound to be problems but not after just a few days of use. Following reports of Fold review units failing, Samsung has delayed the release to at least May.

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[Update: Review units pulled] Galaxy Fold review units are failing left and right with disastrous display issues

Four Samsung Galaxy Fold review units in the hands of major US tech journalists all experienced device-breaking display failures today. Steve Kovach of CNBC, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, and Dieter Bohn of The Verge have reported major failures of their phones' display panels, just two days after receiving them. To say this is a disaster for Samsung is probably underselling it. Well-known YouTuber MKBHD claims to be having similar problems, but hasn't posted any images (update: he has, see below). Bohn and Kovach claim their displays failed without removing the panel's protective film (Samsung says not to take it off), but both Gurman and Brownlee did remove it and hypothesized that it led or contributed to the failures.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold appears to be first device to use ultra-fast eUFS 3.0 storage

It turns out that the Galaxy Fold is a phone of firsts. It's Samsung's first foldable device, it's the first mass-market foldable phone, and it also seems to be the first device to use the company's ultra-fast eUFS 3.0 storage with read speeds roughly two times faster than the OnePlus 6T's.

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[Update: AT&T details] You can say goodbye to $2,000 and hello to a Galaxy Fold tomorrow as pre-orders open

After years of renders and speculation, Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy Fold to the world around a month ago. We had already known that the phone would officially debut on April 26th, but Samsung will be allowing early adopters willing to cough up the nearly $2,000 MSRP to reserve one tomorrow, April 12th.

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