Samsung has redesigned the Galaxy Fold Foldable Phone to do away with the problems that plagued its launch months ago.
Despite the redesign, however, a report claims that it still needs a bit more work as it feels unfinished.
Previous reports revealed that the Galaxy Fold has undergone a major redesign to solve the problems it had when review units were released for reviewers. The Korean tech giant made sure that the screen protector will never be removed by users, that the gaps near the hinges will never allow dirt and debris in to cause trouble, and that the display will be sturdier than ever.
The redesigned device now features a rim that covers the edges of the screen protector so that users won’t be able to peel it off. The hinges now have T-shaped caps at the end to prevent anything from entering in to cause damage to both the hinges and the display. The screen now has an additional metal layer reinforcing it, helping to strengthen the display and minimize the crease.
Despite all of these changes, however, 9To5Google reported that the redesigned Galaxy Fold still feels like an unfinished device that’s obviously “first-gen” in every kind of way. The site explained that it’s not a “bad looking first-generation foldable,” but it’s not something people should be spending $2,000 on.
First, the outer display. The Galaxy Fold’s smaller outer display is so polished that it’s quite difficult to use. While the device was obviously designed to encourage users to use the inner folding display, the outer display should be just as comfortable and easy to use – but it isn’t.
Second, the inner display. While Samsung did a great job at giving the inner display gorgeous visuals, the display itself has some flaws: it’s made of plastic (which means it’s a smudge and fingerprint magnet), still gets a crease (which can’t be seen at times but can still be felt), and feels vulnerable to sharp fingernail or thumb presses.
The display might look good, but it might not be very durable.
That said, already more than 100 apps have been optimized for the Galaxy Fold, which means buyers can find a lot of things to do with the device aside from showing it off to people or taking photos on the wide screen. Nevertheless, the device still feels like a second-gen device is worth the wait. More