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  • The (new and improved) Galaxy Fold. Samsung
  • Let's talk about what's different. As a refresher, here's what the phone looks like on the inside. Samsung
  • The hinge area has been redesigned. That "T" shaped object is a new "protection cap." Samsung / Ron Amadeo
  • The shape of the spine in the hinge is different now. Presumably this results in a smaller ingress point. Samsung / Ron Amadeo
  • Samsung is adding "additional metal layers underneath the Infinity Flex Display" which seems like something that should make the phone a bit thicker. This render seems to indicate that thickness will be in the frame around the phone, which now has a wider beveled area. Samsung / Ron Amadeo
  • The Verge's Galaxy Fold review unit had something press against the back side of the screen, killing several rows of pixels. The Verge
  • Steve Kovach of CNBC had his Galaxy Fold die right along the display crease. Steve Kovach
  • A tweet from Mark Gurman: "The screen on my Galaxy Fold review unit is completely broken and unusable just two days in. Hard to know if this is widespread or not." Mark Gurman
  • From YouTuber Marques Brownlee: "PSA: There's a layer that appears to be a screen protector on the Galaxy Fold's display. It's NOT a screen protector. Do NOT remove it. I got this far peeling it off before the display spazzed and blacked out. Started over with a replacement." Marques Brownlee
  • iFixit pointed out design flaws, like the exposed screen edge around the hinge. iFixit
  • This thin plastic bezel is the only thing keeping the display on, but it stops around the hinge area. iFixit
  • The hinge also contains a ton of ingress points. iFixit
  • iFixit's theory is that the plethora of ingress points would allow debris to get under the display, which would press through the display and damage it. The Verge
  • iFixit also asked: if this display protector shouldn't be removed, why doesn't it go under the display bezel, like the other display layers? iFixit

The Galaxy Fold is finally launching in the United States this Friday. After a launch failure the company CEO called "embarrassing," Samsung's futuristic foldable smartphone will come to the US after a five-month delay. The company made the news official in a press release today.

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