In case you missed the news, some of the review units that hit the hands of journalists and reviewers in North America had some problems almost immediately after they got their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It seems to be more than one type of issue related to either the hinge or the plastic-covered OLED display, but some were caused by the reviewers themselves.

Samsung, on their part, has released a statement regarding the matter, saying they “will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter.”

The issues don’t seem to affect the launch of the device in the US. It’s still going to be launched on April 26th without any delay.

Here’s Samsung’s statement on the matter:

A limited number of early Galaxy Fold samples were provided to media for review. We have received a few reports regarding the main display on the samples provided. We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter.Separately, a few reviewers reported having removed the top layer of the display causing damage to the screen. The main display on the Galaxy Fold features a top protective layer, which is part of the display structure designed to protect the screen from unintended scratches. Removing the protective layer or adding adhesives to the main display may cause damage. We will ensure this information is clearly delivered to our customers.

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