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Samsung puts the iFixit screws, which removes the Galaxy Fold teardown

Samsung obviously doesn't take care of iFixit's disassembly of a non-delivered smartphone. iFixit pointed out design errors as the exposed cutting edge around the hinge. This thin plastic case is the only one that holds the screen on, but it stops around the hinge. The hinge also contained a ton of ingress points. iFixit's theory was that the abundance of input points would allow debris to come under the display, which would push through the display and damage it. Verge was one of the places that had his review unit damaged from debris under the display. There were two other reports of things that worked under the Galaxy Fold display. This instance is from Michael Fisher. iFixit also asked if this image protection would not be removed, why is it not under the monitor, like the other picture layers? Samsung Galaxy Fold See more stories The Galaxy Fold delay has been an embarrassing touch for Samsung, and now the company is getting worse by targeting the media. Samsung has printed iFixit to remove Galaxy Fold teardown. Galaxy Fold teardown was not just a regular teardown. After the phone was delayed due to sustainability issues discovered by early reviewers, the iFixit used the teardown to point out several flaws in its design. When we wrote up the iFixit teardown, we openly wondered where the site managed to get a device that was never for sale and had all its review units recalled. Apparently, the dubious origin of the iFixit's Galaxy Fold…

The Galaxy Fold delay has been an embarrassing touch for Samsung, and now the company is getting worse by targeting the media. Samsung has printed iFixit to remove Galaxy Fold teardown.

Galaxy Fold teardown was not just a regular teardown. After the phone was delayed due to sustainability issues discovered by early reviewers, the iFixit used the teardown to point out several flaws in its design.

When we wrote up the iFixit teardown, we openly wondered where the site managed to get a device that was never for sale and had all its review units recalled. Apparently, the dubious origin of the iFixit’s Galaxy Fold (and the embarrassment of having side-pinholes in your $ 2,000 smartphone design) was enough to pull Samsung’s retribution.

iFixit writes:

We got our Galaxy Fold unit by a trusted partner. Samsung has, through this partner, requested that iFixit remove its teardown. We are not obliged to remove our analysis, legal or otherwise. But by respecting this partner, whom we consider to be allies to make units more repairable, we choose to withdraw our history until we can buy a Galaxy Fold in retail.

Samsung obviously went for one of iFixit’s suppliers, and it was enough to get iFixit to protect its partner by taking down the article.

This is not the first time Samsung has attacked a piece of media that makes it look bad. Under Not 7’s explosive battery phase, the company issued a dubious DMCA claim against a YouTube video showing a Grand Theft Auto V mod that added Not 7 smartphone as an explosive weapon.

Samsung is obviously unaware of the “Streisand effect”, where attempting to censor a piece of content only draws more attention to it. The Internet never forgets, and the iFixit Galaxy Fold Teardown can still be seen at archive.org.

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