Our Samsung Galaxy Fold Broke After Two Days

  • čas přidán 18. 04. 2019
  • CNBC's Todd Haselton offers a look at the new $2,000 Samsung Galaxy Fold, which is the talk of this year's Mobil World Congress.
    Samsung's $1,980 Galaxy Fold phone is breaking for some users after a day or two of use. A review unit given to CNBC by Samsung is also completely unusable after just two days of use.
    Shares of Samsung Electronics dropped more than 3 percent on Thursday after multiple accounts emerged of its cutting-edge folding phone breaking ahead of the device’s retail launch.
    The phone, named the Galaxy Fold and priced at $1,980, has only been given to gadget reviewers so far, but several people have reported that their screens appear to be disconnecting and permanently flashing on or off.
    Samsung started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy Fold last weekend, but quickly ran out of availability, suggesting supply is constrained at least until its retail launch.
    The wider technology sector in South Korea also saw declines on the day, with shares of SK Hynix and LG Electronics declining 1.25 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively.
    Samsung’s stock decline was related to the early reports of the Galaxy Fold breaking, said Daniel Yoo, head of global strategy and research at Kiwoom Securities. On top of that, investors were also responding to concerns about Samsung’s part in the roll out of the next generation 5G wireless standard, he added.
    “With Qualcomm and Apple deal, expectation for 5G was very high, ” Yoo said.
    Apple and Qualcomm settled a longstanding legal dispute over royalties earlier this week, with the settlement including a payment from Apple to Qualcomm as well as a chipset supply agreement, suggesting that the Cupertino-based tech giant will buy Qualcomm’s chips for future iPhones.
    Analysts had previously said that the dispute between Qualcomm and Apple could slow down Apple’s plans to support next-generation 5G networks, with the former being one of the top suppliers of chips that can connect to 5G networks. The agreement opens up the possibility that Apple could release a 5G iPhone sooner than expected with Qualcomm’s modem technology.
    At present, however, Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Fold devices are “leading” the way among phones with 5G potential, according to Yoo.
    “If there is any chance of demand slowdown due to quality control, this will have quite significant negative impact on the IT sector as a whole,” Yoo said, noting that demand for chips in the first half of 2019 was already weak.
    For its part, Samsung said in a statement that it was looking into the reports of broken Galaxy Folds:
    A limited number of early Galaxy Fold samples were provided to media for review. We have received a few reports regarding the main display on the samples provided. We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter.
    Separately, a few reviewers reported having removed the top layer of the display causing damage to the screen. The main display on the Galaxy Fold features a top protective layer, which is part of the display structure designed to protect the screen from unintended scratches. Removing the protective layer or adding adhesives to the main display may cause damage. We will ensure this information is clearly delivered to our customers.
    Commenting on the reports about the Galaxy Fold breaking, Yoo said they appeared “over-stretched.”
    The current concerns and correction will be “limited in the short term,” with the issues faced by the device likely to be solved before its launch, he said.

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    Our Samsung Galaxy Fold Broke After Two Days

Komentáře • 4 869

  • CNBC
    CNBC  Před 4 měsíci +54

    Is there any feature that would make you spend $2,000 on a phone?

  • Alex Wu
    Alex Wu Před 3 dny

    Galaxy fold unfold 2 pcs and when unfold give u 1 pcs. Keep unfolding and folding really give u 2 pcs. Meaning broke into 2. Just get tab S6 or so anything that had larger screen. Who would spend 2000 dollars on this.

  • Elzero Dragon
    Elzero Dragon Před 13 dny

    0:45 and thats how it should be and longer.

  • Nick Friend
    Nick Friend Před měsícem

    ...too thick, looks ugly and uneven when closed I bet in the near future, they'll make one as thick as 1 phone. I'll wait for that one.

  • Indigo Andromeda
    Indigo Andromeda Před 2 měsíci

    ... how was this meant to be a good thing.

  • Zone6ZoneSix
    Zone6ZoneSix Před 2 měsíci

    Whaaat a galaxy product that was poorly made??! I’m shocked 😒🙄

  • •A̷d̷i̷o̷s̷•
    •A̷d̷i̷o̷s̷• Před 2 měsíci

    Imagine your'e mom buys i't and after two days you broke i't and your'e mom dont knew that they are broking so easy so you are dead now

  • Subscribe To PewDIePie
    Subscribe To PewDIePie Před 2 měsíci

    "first foldable phone" YOU ARE AN IDIOT

  • Willson Creative Studio
    Willson Creative Studio Před 2 měsíci

    Actually there is so much rich people they have trouble sleeping cause their money just could not finish no matter how...so Samsung help them ease their nite

  • Willson Creative Studio
    Willson Creative Studio Před 2 měsíci

    I think my wallet will broke faster than the phone

  • Flemming Sorensen
    Flemming Sorensen Před 3 měsíci

    But why.....?

  • Peter XYZ
    Peter XYZ Před 3 měsíci

    Have people LOST their mind? People forget about STRESS, STRAIN, MATERIAL FATIGUE? Don’t get me wrong, I’m VERY EXCITED about new toys; but, “folding, one piece” screen.......as if there’s no chance that the Thin Film Transistors will not break. What about the ribbon cable?

  • Jessy Lou
    Jessy Lou Před 3 měsíci

    Use graphene structures.

  • Moonlight Dexie
    Moonlight Dexie Před 3 měsíci

    If I bought that phone, it's not a phone, I WONT FOLD IT LIKE A TABLET.

  • Roy Deo Ortilano
    Roy Deo Ortilano Před 3 měsíci

    Remember still, It's not our fault.

  • Andrea Roll
    Andrea Roll Před 4 měsíci

    0:43 people are holding on to their devices for 3 or 4 years. To brake this trend Samsung has come out with a 2000$ phone".....WTF EXCUSE ME?

  • Julien Lindauer
    Julien Lindauer Před 4 měsíci

    Stop complaining you spoiled children and be happy it didn’t explode.

  • kekyoin69
    kekyoin69 Před 4 měsíci +2

    People: Why does this iPhone cost 900$? It’s way too expensive for what it can do.
    Samsung: Lol hold my beer.

  • Franklin
    Franklin Před 4 měsíci

    2000$ for 2 day

  • Samwisegamgee The Brave
    Samwisegamgee The Brave Před 4 měsíci


  • Suresh Steven
    Suresh Steven Před 4 měsíci

    Protective film? u mean removing protecting film from the screen cause malfunction? sound illogical.

  • Dou Bi
    Dou Bi Před 4 měsíci

    Last time, they made a grande.
    Now, They found that Flashbang might be a better choice(´・ω・`)

  • Reinfield - Calamity
    Reinfield - Calamity Před 4 měsíci +1

    ThE FiRsT EvEr FoLdAbLe PhOnE
    Foldable celphone: am i joke to you?

  • Mario Mooz14
    Mario Mooz14 Před 4 měsíci

    I will never buy a foldable phone

  • isaid stream
    isaid stream Před 4 měsíci

    I broke my Samsung Fold, now I have two Samsung Notes 7

  • Francis Gabriel Abordo
    Francis Gabriel Abordo Před 4 měsíci

    R.I.P Galaxy Fold

  • Jean Baptiste Desjardins
    Jean Baptiste Desjardins Před 4 měsíci

    I still want it lololol

  • lincolnlobster
    lincolnlobster Před 4 měsíci

    Show off how much of a sucker you are.

  • Jake
    Jake Před 4 měsíci

    Cheap gimmick. Get an Apple and get back to life.

  • gregory grimm
    gregory grimm Před 4 měsíci

    What a piece of garbage !

  • sᴡᴏʀᴅ
    sᴡᴏʀᴅ Před 4 měsíci

    Huawei win

  • вαgυeттe мαи
    вαgυeттe мαи Před 4 měsíci

    I made a picture with giant samsung phone, at the same time giant samsung phone is small Kia car.

  • jleung12292
    jleung12292 Před 4 měsíci

    Thats like a tablet more than a phone

  • Pro 2nd
    Pro 2nd Před 4 měsíci

    This is why I dont buy it when it first comes out I wait for all the kinks to be found out before I go get the newest version

  • Fourleafclover kingdragonkillr

    Guys don’t be so upset it’s a prototype

  • hachiku henonis
    hachiku henonis Před 4 měsíci

    A "hold my beer" phone!
    Good job Chamshung!!

  • Ali Munawar
    Ali Munawar Před 4 měsíci

    Do not waste money on cell.phones.

    THE HAIR Před 4 měsíci


    MOTOROLA: Am I A jOke To YoU?

  • Josh Veres
    Josh Veres Před 4 měsíci

    I have the best phone the Samsung Galaxy A5

  • dance moms V.A
    dance moms V.A Před 4 měsíci

    Are we going back to flip phones?!

  • First Last
    First Last Před 4 měsíci

    I want a instant girlfriend feature

  • ThatGuy
    ThatGuy Před 4 měsíci

    samsung: we need a new phone
    Samsung employee:How about a folldable phone
    Samsung:Great idea
    Public:Wtf is this.

  • TroposZ
    TroposZ Před 4 měsíci +1

    My Galaxy can fold

    *but he can't close it anymore :((*

  • Fralite
    Fralite Před 4 měsíci +1

    So basically a foldable mini tablet. *You trying to make me broke?*

  • Make America great again
    Make America great again Před 4 měsíci

    no it should be huawei not samsung

  • Sher Potato tea
    Sher Potato tea Před 4 měsíci +1

    So now we have fold phones in that turn into iPads minis

  • Lisa Baubeau
    Lisa Baubeau Před 4 měsíci

    Suprise suprise suprise

  • Claude Mac
    Claude Mac Před 4 měsíci +1

    Samsung should suspend Galaxy Fold just like the ill-fated Note 7 a few years ago.

  • Strambopulous
    Strambopulous Před 4 měsíci

    Smart phones get boring... rofl talk about the most privilege time to be alive in.

  • Kenneth A. Kemp III
    Kenneth A. Kemp III Před 4 měsíci

    Protective cases???

  • A Dimensional's unfortunate gacha Adventures

    And who said Apple breaks so easily

  • John-Paul Cabral
    John-Paul Cabral Před 4 měsíci

    I M a Samsung person but that fold needs more development

  • Dina Salysa
    Dina Salysa Před 4 měsíci

    This an ugly ass phone
    But i guess u gotta start somewhere
    But wth
    That fold phone looks like crap...bulky crap

  • JOSE 74
    JOSE 74 Před 4 měsíci

    I'll stick to my LG!!!

  • Zang Corp.
    Zang Corp. Před 4 měsíci

    Fold or Failed?

  • therocklobman 28
    therocklobman 28 Před 4 měsíci

    What happened to 3D HOLOGRAPHIC PHONE....?? Why did it DEVOLVE BACK TO flippy-floppy phones....😒😣😔😴

  • Whatever Bites
    Whatever Bites Před 4 měsíci

    User error

  • Zaqey
    Zaqey Před 4 měsíci +1

    You cannot call it the first foldable phone, but what you can call it is the first foldable tablet.
    Also only around 5 units were damaged and 2 of it was because they removed the protective film. 3 of it may have been rough usage of the folding components.

  • ahmet nsef 168
    ahmet nsef 168 Před 4 měsíci

    What's the point of it ?

  • MatthewD1918
    MatthewD1918 Před 4 měsíci +2

    Samsung: Unveil, the Galaxy Foldable!
    Apple: Unveil, new color themes for he iPhone XR!

    • DBZninjaTV
      DBZninjaTV Před 4 měsíci +1

      Samsung: Unveil, a "break after 2 days" foldable device!