When Samsung revealed a phone this year that folds in half, it was hailed as the “next chapter in mobile innovation”.
It is one that may need a hasty rewrite after scores of journalists and gadget reviewers who were sent the £1,800 devices early said that they had been breaking after a few days’ use.
The South Korean technology conglomerate unveiled the Galaxy Fold in February. It starts as a smartphone with a normal 4.6in screen which can then be folded out into a 7.3in tablet screen, opening up like a book or a map.
The company said the phone could withstand being unfolded 200,000 times, or about 100 times a day for five years.
Samsung said that it expected to ship a million this… More