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Samsung delays Galaxy Fold launch

Samsung has delayed its launch of the Galaxy Fold.

The technology giants have pushed back their release of the folding smartphone, after several early reviewers reported that the screens on their devices had broken.

According to the BBC, Samsung postponed the launch in order to "fully evaluate the feedback and run further internal tests", so they can rectify the issue with cracked screens which occurred just days after reviewers got their hands on the innovative device.

In a statement, the company said it suspected the damage experienced by some of the reviewers was caused by "impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge".

While in some cases, reviewers had peeled off a layer of the screen's coating, mistaking it for a disposable screen protector.

Samsung's statement continued: "We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer."

Launch events for the device in Hong Kong and Shanghai, both in China, that were due to take place this week have been cancelled, and as of the time of writing, the South Korean company hasn't said when it expects the £1,800 device to be released.

The Galaxy Fold was supposed to go on sale in the United States on 26 April, and in the UK on 3 May, but a new launch date is set to be announced in the "coming weeks".

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