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iFixit takes down Galaxy Fold teardown on Samsung's request

26 April 2019 3

Korean tech giant Samsung is in news for the wrong reasons once again and this seems quite intense for the company’s way forward with foldable smartphones. Previously, Samsung had to face a tough time with Galaxy Note 7 smartphone catching fire and the company decided upon a worldwide callback. Now, Galaxy Fold is becoming a pain for the smartphone manufacturer knowing that the foldable display technology is yet quite in its infancy and isn’t ready for its prime time.

Some days back, iFixit rolled out a detailed teardown of the device showcasing severe design flaws pointing out what was causing the device to get messed up causing crease, display breakage and more. Reportedly, the company was calling back review units that it sent out to influencers, YouTubers and review companies and also delayed the launch events in different parts of the world.

Now in the latest development, iFixit was approached by Samsung to take down the teardown content, which iFixit documented in their post and their decision to take it down on Samsung’s request. iFixit shared how Galaxy Fold is an ‘alarmingly fragile’ device though, besides all the early hiccups, they said,

"Our team appreciated the chance to look inside this ambitious device. All new products face challenges—this one perhaps more than most."

While it’s yet not sure as to what Samsung might opt to improve or change in the final public version of the device when it goes on sale later down the road, as there is very little at this point the smartphone manufacturer could do apart from changing the design from ground up to avoid the issues reported out loud in the media.

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iFixit takes down Galaxy Fold teardown on Samsung's request
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Though it's not going to be possible to remove them from the hundreds of thousands of blogs and sites that already spoke about it, iFixit seems to have done Samsung a favor by reciprocating by taking down the Galaxy Fold teardown.


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