The Samsung Galaxy Fold has returned after a design rework and is finally going on sale in the US. The design of the foldable device has been updated to make the display and hinge more durable and a little more resistant to dust. But even then, the Galaxy Fold still remains a device that needs to be handled with care.
As a result, Samsung has confirmed that it will be offering its users a one-time screen replacement for $149 and the offer will only apply to those who purchase the device before 2020. Those who purchase the device after December 31 will probably have to spend some more to afford a screen replacement.
This is a good move from Samsung, given how vulnerable the polymer screen of the Galaxy Fold is as we saw on a recent durability test.
The device still comes with a ridiculous amount of warnings, so Galaxy Fold owners should handle it with care. Here’s some of what Samsung warns you about once you get the device.
- Do not press the screen with a hard or sharp object, such as a pen or fingernail.
- Do not place any objects, such as cards, coins, or keys, on the screen.
- This device is not water or dust resistant. Do not expose to liquids or small particles.
- Do not attach any adhesives such as films or stickers to the main screen or remove the top protective layer.
- Keep a safe distance between your device and objects that may be affected by magnets such as credit cards and implantable medical devices. If you have an implantable medical device, consult your physician before use.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is rolling out for sale in the US on Friday this week and should be arriving in more countries soon.