Samsung Galaxy Fold phone

FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, the Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is seen in its folded position during a media preview event in London. Some of Samsung's new $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days. Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch say the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan, File)

Samsung Delays Launch Of $2K Folding Phone After Breaking Issues

April 22, 2019 - 1:42 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Samsung is pushing back this week's planned public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers' phones were breaking.

The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday. Instead, it says it will to run more tests and announce a new launch date in the coming weeks.

Several journalists reported issues with the phones last week while testing review copies. Some said the phone's inside screens stopped working. Others removed an outer plastic layer that was meant to stay on and which protected the screen from scratches.

Samsung says there could be issues when pressure is put on the hinges that open and close the phone. It plans to find ways to better protect the screens.

The Galaxy Fold has a $2,000 price tag.

(Some Of Samsung's New Folding Phones Are Already Breaking)