Samsung Galaxy Fold Gets Teardown Treatment Exposing 'Rubbery' Display And Dual Batteries
Samsung's Galaxy Fold has been making the rounds in news headlines this week for all the wrong reasons. There have been numerous reports of early units sent to the press failing spectacularly. Samsung has indicated that it is investigating the display failures, but has no plans to delay the April 26th launch date.
Now we're getting a true look at the innards of the device thanks to a teardown posted to Weibo. Unfortunately, the original Weibo post has been removed, but the kind folks at PhoneArena were able to preserve the images for us.
During the process of disassembling the device, the author of the Weibo post described ripping out the display as "tearing a piece of rubber." As you can see in the image above, the display is a wrinkled mess when removed from its folding chassis. What’s not pictured is the separate polyimide display cover that was either already failing on review units, or was pulled off by inquisitive journalists who thought that it was a regular screen protector.
Other items of interest include the appearance of dual batteries – one for each half of the phone – that combine for a total capacity of 4380 mAh. In the exploded view below, you can see the main components spready out (sans display) including a total of six cameras.
The Galaxy Fold has a 7.3-inch primary Infinity Flex display along with a 4.6-inch cover display that is accessible when folded. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor that is coupled with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
Samsung is selling the Galaxy Fold for $1,980, but the first allotment of preorders has already been sold out according to the company.