It was a tough week for Samsung – the first practical contributions from Galaxy Fold looked promising, but then the test units broke. Now, the company has canceled launch events in China and postponed the release of the fold indefinitely. Ouch.
The Fold, which was sold to customers last week, was due to be released on April 26 in just three days. But with all the display problems with test equipment Samsung pushes back the market launch. It is a statement that confirms that a new release date will be announced "in the coming weeks". This means that anyone who has pre-ordered the Fold will wait at least another month, most likely more. Although this is not the case As catastrophic as the exploding Galaxy Note 7 fiasco from a few years ago, it is still a pretty bad look for Samsung ̵
The problem is that this has a catastrophic impact on Samsung's quality control for the second time. The note 7 battery problems should have been found internally before they became a public issue. And while the display problems of the Fold before 19459006 (19459005) were found before the release of the public, it is extremely worrying that it was not noticed in Samsung's tests. The device fell into the hands of the examiner before it became visible.
The company's statement indicates that "initial results of the verification of problems displayed on the display showed that they could be associated with impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge. "Do you carry out any impact assessments during development?
In both cases, the company claims that it will fix these issues before the device is released to the public. It will also "improve the instructions for maintaining and using the screen, including the protective layer" – so you know that screen protectors, which are not screen protectors, will not be removed. Oof.
But now to other news. Apparently, the fingerprint reader of Nokia 9 can be fooled with a pack of chewing gum, AT & T has settled the lawsuit over the 5G e-network, OnePlus sets a date for the announcement of OP7 and more! A recent update to the Nokia 9 raised the fingerprint reader on the display, bypassing everyday items like a pack of gum. What a stupid problem. [ZDNet]
ASUS has long been one of the last manufacturers to make high-end Android tablets, but for its ZenPad series, the text is on the wall. As his ZenFone line becomes increasingly popular, the focus is shifting away from Android tablets, which are already dying, and to something that actually makes money. I think if you want to have an Android tablet now, Samsung is one of the last options for decent big screen devices. The end of an era.