Samsung delays Galaxy Fold rollout amid malfunctions

Samsung is delaying the launch of $1,980 Galaxy Fold device until at least next month, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Originally set to launch on Friday, Samsung will push back the rollout of its much-hyped folding smartphone by several weeks in the wake of numerous device malfunctions in units provided to several product reviewers. A new official release date has not yet been announced.

The report comes hours after Samsung postponed an April 24 China launch event for the Galaxy Fold.

File photo: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, July 4, 2016. (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo)

File photo: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, July 4, 2016. (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo)

Tech reviewers reported several issues with the review units, including bulges in the OLED screen around the hinge area, and screen malfunctions after some users peeled off a top protective layer of the screen. Samsung said it will make clear to customers not to remove the top layer, which looks like little more than a screen protector.

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Samsung has not yet publicly commented on the delayed US launch.

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