Samsung has begun asking recipients of early Galaxy Fold units to return them to the company. Reuters was first to report the news, with sites like GSMArena confirming they’ve been asked by Samsung to return their phone. This comes after the company officially delayed the release of the device.
The last time Samsung had to recall its phones, it was when the Galaxy Note 7 was spontaneously exploding. That’s not what’s happening here. Last week, reviewers reported problems with their Galaxy Fold unit’s inner screen. Dieter Bohn at The Verge noticed a bump under the display that caused his to malfunction, while others like Mark Gurman and Marques Brownlee ran into issues after removing what turned out to be a crucial component of the phone’s screen. Others like Steve Kovach had stranger problems, meaning the phone simply stopped working for no apparent reason after a couple days of use.
Right now, there’s no known reason as to what’s going on with the Fold. It could be a durability issue, it could be a technical problem. Samsung doesn’t have an answer yet, hence the reason they’re asking everyone to send their phones back.
Because of this, it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting any reviews of the Galaxy Fold in the near future. However, there have been a couple that have gone up before today’s news. You can watch them below.