Deja vu: Galaxy Fold reviewer reports screen problem after just one day

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Is it time to give up on the Galaxy Fold?
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Samsung might be facing another Galaxy Fold display fiasco less than 24 hours before the device is set to launch in the U.S.

After canceling the Fold’s original April 26 launch date, Samsung spent months redesigning certain parts of the display to be more durable. According to at least one reviewer of the device though, it appears that Galaxy Fold display could still be very fragile.

Techcruch reviewer Brian Heater spent less than two days with a new Galaxy Fold review unit and is already having issues with the display. He claims that the device was never dropped on concrete or in water but he opened his Fold and found a defected smack dab in the middle of the screen.

“There was a brightly colored, amorphous blob,” reports Heater. “It’s not huge. It’s maybe just under a centimeter across — and it’s a bit tricky to photograph.”

Photos posted on Techcrunch show the tiny blot on the display. It doesn’t look like a huge issue. However, considering how the device hadn’t been used that often, it’s an alarming sign. Heater notes that he had an early Galaxy Fold unit back in April and didn’t have a single issue with it. This time around he hasn’t been so lucky.

Samsung collected the device to investigate the issue. Heater guesses that issue may have been caused by pressing the display to close the device. Samsung recently published a video on how to care for the Galaxy Fold and warned that the display is very sensitive and should only be used with a light touch.

If you’re afraid that your touch might not be delicate enough for Samsung’s $2000 phone, you may want to wait and see how other reviews pan out before forking over your cash.