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Samsung postpones Galaxy Fold events in China to review screen problem

Song Su-hyun

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

 /  Mon, April 22, 2019  /  12:02 pm
Samsung postpones Galaxy Fold events in China to review screen problem

An attendee holds a Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy Fold mobile device during an unveiling event in New York, United States, on Monday. (Bloomberg/Jeenah Moon)

Samsung Electronics said Monday it would postpone media events scheduled for China this week in order to review the screen problem raised by US-based journalists. 

Samsung was going to hold media briefings in Hong Kong on Tuesday and Shanghai on Wednesday. 

The events were put off, according to a report by China’s National Daily Business as the media company was notified by Samsung’s Chinese branch. 

Read also: Samsung's foldable screens fail in some early review models

“The media events for China will be rescheduled after reviewing the screen problem occurred in some samples in the United States last week,” a Samsung official based in Seoul said. 

Last week, several tech reviewers including those for Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal said the screens on their Galaxy Fold devices broke after they tried to remove the polymer outer layer that Samsung used for the phone‘s foldable display. 

After the revelations, Samsung said the outer layer should not be removed since it is part of the foldable device. 

This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post