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Before pre-ordering a Samsung Galaxy Fold, you might want to check out a few pictures and videos of people who accidentally removed a protective layer on the main display that is required for proper function. At first glance, this may appear to be a screen protector of sorts, but as many early reviewers found out, it’s actually some type of protective layer that keeps the folding display functional. Read more for additional videos and pictures.
“Meanwhile, at a hair under $2,000, the Galaxy Fold carries a hefty price tag, but that hasn’t deterred folks who snapped up the device in pre-orders before even getting a chance to try it in store. So much so that Samsung has already sold out of its initial run, albeit before the reports of broken screens started to emerge,” reports Engadget.
After one day of use… pic.twitter.com/VjDlJI45C9
— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) April 17, 2019
The phone comes with this protective layer/film. Samsung says you are not supposed to remove it. I removed it, not knowing you’re not supposed to (consumers won’t know either). It appeared removable in the left corner, so I took it off. I believe this contributed to the problem. pic.twitter.com/fU646D2zpY
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) April 17, 2019
PSA: There's a layer that appears to be a screen protector on the Galaxy Fold's display. It's NOT a screen protector. Do NOT remove it.
I got this far peeling it off before the display spazzed and blacked out. Started over with a replacement. pic.twitter.com/ZhEG2Bqulr
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) April 17, 2019