SAMSUNG has found itself in hot water after a leaked video revealed a major fault with its £1,800 Galaxy Fold smartphone. The high tech blower hits shelves soon and is one of the world’s first foldable phones – but footage shows its bending gimmick leaves an unsightly crease on the screen. The Fold has two configurations, with a “pocket-sized” smartphone shape that opens up like a book to reveal an enormous folding screen on the inside. Shocking new footage shows the exorbitantly priced gizmo is haunted by a giant mark where its larger “Infinity Flex” display bends. Rumours of potentially costly creasing issues have plagued Samsung for weeks. The South Korean phone maker reckons the Fold can bend 200,000 times before showing any wear and tear. However, Bloomberg reports this number is closer to 10,000 – meaning Samsung may have to offer free screen replacements to smooth things over with fuming customers. Now a hands-on clip uploaded to YouTube gives us our first clear look at the problem, which could cost the tech titan a pretty penny. User phoneoftime claims to have gotten their hands on a Fold weeks ahead of its May 3 release. Their video shows the gadget… Read full this story
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