Galaxy Fold screens are reportedly breaking already for some early users

Samsung’s futuristic new foldable phone keeps breaking

Some of Samsung's new $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days.

From looking at all of the information available, and using a Galaxy Fold myself, there are clearly two distinct issues at play here - one that's fixable, and one that should very much be a concern for Samsung as the Fold gets into consumers' hands.

Meanwhile, The Verge's Dieter Bohn posted a piece about his Fold on Wednesday, noting that he'd discovered a small bulge on the crease of his unit that eventually pressed into the screen enough to break it.

Other tech reviewers complained of phones with flickering screens. He thought it was a screen protector and started peeling the rest of it off only to realize that it was actually an integral part of the display.

But reporters from The Verge and CNBC said they left that layer on and their screens still broke.

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This protective film is apparently not supposed to be removed from the device, but Samsung doesn't bundle any such warning with the device.

Samsung is targeting $4 billion in revenues from its Galaxy A series of phones this year. Steve Kovach from CNBC also is experiencing catastrophic screen failure on his bendy phone.

Samsung claims that the Fold's hinge can withstand 200,000 holds. We didn't remove the protective layer. The phone is created to work whether closed or open; when open, the single screen display is bisected by a crease. You'll find that "after one day of use" seems to be the resounding consensus. We haven't seen any issues with the display during our testing.

For what it's worth, Tom's Guide has also gotten access to a Galaxy Fold review unit, and Mark Spoonauer's been putting it through its paces since Monday for our Galaxy Fold hands-on review.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold went up for pre-order on Sunday and sold out immediately. We can't be sure on the message Samsung wants to convey: it could be overwhelming demand indeed, or it could be very limited stock. The $1,980 phone ships on April 26, but it looks even early adopters should wait at least until there's more clarity around what's causing these issues.

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