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After failed tests, Samsung rejects the launch of the folding smartphone Galaxy Fold

This postponement was decided after journalists trying to test the model reported broken screen problems.

It will be for later. Samsung Electronics announced, Monday, February 22, the postponement of the marketing of the Galaxy Fold, its new foldable screen mobile phone model, without specifying a new release date. A decision taken after journalists charged with'try the model have reported problems of broken screens.

"In order to better evaluate these returns and carry out new tests internally, we have decided to postpone the release of the Galaxy Fold.We plan to announce the release date in the coming weeks"said a spokesman for the South Korean group. The first results of the examination of the problems reported on the screen have shown that they could be related to the impact of the hinge on exposed areas at the top and bottom. There is also a case in which substances in the device have affected the performance of the screen. "

His presentation had caused a sensation in mid-February, in San Francisco (United States). Folded, the Galaxy Fold is a smartphone "holding in your hand", 4.6 inches (11.7 cm) but "who opens" with a foldable screen "that turns it into a 7.3-inch tablet" (18.5 cm), explained Justin Denison, one of the leaders of the world market leader, during a presentation in San Francisco. Samsung has worked with Facebook, Google and Microsoft to adapt their applications to this new device priced at $ 1,980 (a little over 1,746 euros).

Samsung initially planned to commercialize the Galaxy Fold on April 26 in the United States, then in May in South Korea and Europe. The release date in China was not specified. Pfrom $ 1,980 That's a little more than 1,746 euros.

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