CNET: This one Galaxy Fold flaw hurts. Hurts bad.

If you have a beard, you may want to think twice about Samsung's folding phone.

Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Fold

The new Samsung Galaxy Fold has just gone on sale in the UK and fixes the various screen issues that caused the company to pull the original foldable phone design before it went on sale.

This redesigned model is an interesting device, and I’m a fan of the big screen experience so far. But there’s one issue that’s starting to bug me: It seems to want to pull my beard out almost every time I hold it up to my face. 

The problem lies in the gap that forms between the hinge and the outer screen when it’s folded shut. When brushed up against even my moderate stubble it seems to love to grab onto hairs and pull on them. Anyone who’s ever plucked a hair from a sensitive part of their body will understand this pain and will know that it’s not something you want to take you by surprise. 

The bigger problem is that you take calls when the phone is folded, meaning I have to squash it up against my face every time I want to make a call, gritting my teeth at the impending unwanted epilations from my bonkers expensive new handset (the Galaxy Fold costs $1,980, £1,900, AU$3,469). 

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Admittedly, this may not be a problem for everyone. More

By ANDREW HOYLE