Samsung might delay release of Galaxy Fold for one month

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According to the Journal, the Fold's launch will be delayed until at least next month.

The decision comes days after a number of reviewers, who were given the handsets ahead of the launch, complained of problems with the Samsung Galaxy Fold, including screens having cracked and flickering off and on.

Tech reviewers from renowned media brands like The Verge and the CNBC noted issues like screen flickering, display distortion and unexplainable bulges bugging the industry-first device, reports said last week.

Some of the reviewers are thought.

The Galaxy Fold had first been unveiled at a press event in February. Other folding devices have been introduced by startup Royole and by Chinese-based Huawei.

Samsung was confident the Fold would be a success, hailing it as "unlike any device that has come before it" ahead of its expected U.S. release on 26 April, where it will cost just under $2,000. "We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer".

Now it appears that Samsung is putting several Galaxy Fold launches on hold until further notice.

Samsung is postponing the release of its upcoming folding smartphone as it works to figure out why the $2,000 gadget keeps breaking.

Some said they had removed a protective layer on the screen that was supposed to stay on. The company said in a statement that it would announce a new release data for the device "in the coming weeks".

The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern found trouble with the Galaxy Fold when she began peeling off its plastic coating, which looks like a screen protector.

Samsung are delaying the release of the new product line to investigate and correct these issues.

Its Galaxy Note 7 device was recalled because the batteries were spontaneously combusting , prompting a widespread ban on the devices by airlines.

All in all, the entire Galaxy Fold saga has been nothing short of an embarrassment for Samsung. Samsung has been notifying buyers that, if they don't want to wait, they can get a refund for their unshipped phone now.