ifixit galaxy fold teardown
Source: Engadget

 

The all new Samsung Galaxy Fold is back in the news now for a weird and baffling reason. Samsung asked iFixit to take down its Galaxy Fold teardown just days after Samsung’s official launch delay announcement of its foldable smartphone.

iFixit is a US-based website that provides repair instructions for consumer electronics, conducts teardowns to determine repairability, and more.

iFixit, in its Galaxy Fold teardown, noted that the device is “alarmingly fragile”. It also noted there were tons of ingress points that allowed dirt to enter the phone and damage the screen.

In a statement on its website, iFixit mentioned that their Galaxy Fold unit was provided by a trusted partner. Well, Samsung requested iFixit through that partner to remove its teardown.

What did iFixit do?

The company was moral enough and said, “We are under no obligation to remove our analysis, legal or otherwise. But out of respect for this partner, whom we consider an ally in making devices more repairable, we are choosing to withdraw our story until we can purchase a Galaxy Fold at retail.”

It is inexact why Samsung wanted the iFixit teardown to be pulled down, however there’s a high chance Samsung is planning some big tweaks in the Galaxy Fold before announcing a new release date.

Although the teardown was pulled down by iFixit, the Samsung Galaxy Fold teardown can still be found on the Internet Archive.

When is the next launch date?

Recently, US telecom operator AT&T tipped June 13 as the new launch date for the phone in the country. However, Samsung is yet to officially confirm the date.

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