Samsung Galaxy Fold phone breaks after two days

The South Korean technology conglomerate unveiled the Galaxy Fold in February.

Samsung Galaxy Fold phone breaks after two days
Samsung Galaxy Fold phone breaks after two days

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