For what it's worth, Tom's Guide has also gotten access to a Galaxy Fold review unit, and Mark Spoonauer's been putting it through its paces since Monday for our Galaxy Fold hands-on review. The news that the displays of some review units are breaking just one or two days into their use isn't great for the Galaxy Fold, though, especially days before the $1,980 smartphone launches.
Samsung's futuristic Galaxy Fold is launching this month, and the device has already made its way to a select group of reviewers and influencers.
CNBC, however, didn't remove the layer and it's reporting the same screen issue.
YouTuber Marques Brownlee also accidentally removed the protective layer, and claimed that the display "spazzed and blacked out" while he was peeling it off. As such, the fingerprint scanner had to remain on the back of the phone instead of being embedded within the screen.
Dieter Bohn from The Verge is having a separate issue with his Galaxy Fold. It should be pretty clear here that Samsung's Galaxy Fold is experiencing some sort of hardware failure, specific to the display - rather than the software.
Samsung says its phone "is manufactured with a special protective layer", to cover the plastic Infinity Flex display. In addition to causing an unsightly bump in the OLED panel, it eventually pressed against the display enough to break it, killing a few horizontal and vertical rows of pixels.
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The Galaxy Fold officially goes on sale on April 26 in the United States.
The phone features a tablet-sized 7.3 inch display that bends, allowing it to fold to the size of a regular smartphone with a 4.6 inch screen. On Twitter, he said that it seemed like the film was supposed to be removed, and only later did he find warnings from Samsung that users shouldn't remove it. Gurman said that consumers also likely won't know they are not supposed to remove this film.
In India, Samsung is selling its budget smartphones under the Galaxy A and Galaxy M series.
Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Steve Kovach from CNBC appears to be the first person to share his Galaxy Fold problem. Stick around as we hear from Samsung about the issues going down today.