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Samsung is in hot water again for its Galaxy Fold hybrid smart phone / tablet for almost $ 2,000, even before it goes on the market.
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Samsung has not said anything, but according to a Korean website, the company is ready to ship the controversial Galaxy Fold phone for $ 1,980.

Technological critics discovered on the phone, which is folded in two parts and saw screen jumps. According to Yonhap News, Samsung found a solution in a protective plastic layer on the screen.

The layer was the problem in the first place. Several critics tore the protector. According to CNET, to prevent this from happening again, Samsung "apparently extended this layer, so it is under the frame and the edge is not on the screen to tempt you".

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According to Yonhap, Samsung dealt with other problems such as dust and lint that were trapped under the phone's hinge by making changes to the design, such as making that part smaller.

Originally, the Galaxy Fold would launch on April 26, but was delayed after the revisions. Yonhap sees that the phone receives an EE. UU release very soon.

Samsung did not immediately respond to USA TODAY's request for comments on Thursday.

This is not Samsung's first experience with a phone thrown away. In 2017, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had a battery that exploded in flames, withdrew from the market and never returned.

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