Some Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Fold 3 & Fold 2 units appear "slightly bent" when opened fully

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series is a line of foldable smartphones that feature a flexible display that allows the phone to be folded and unfolded, transforming from a compact smartphone into a tablet.

The Z Fold devices offer a unique form factor and a large tablet-sized display, making them suitable for tasks that require a larger screen, such as multitasking, gaming, and media consumption.

Despite the innovative design and advanced features, such devices have faced some criticism especially due to their design. This partly explains the latest developments regarding slight bends in some foldable units.


Apparently, some Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Fold 3 and Fold 2 users have been reporting (1,2,3,4,5) that their screens are either not fully opening up or are slightly bent when they try to fully unfold it.

Anybody else feel like their Fold is still slightly bent when opened fully? Z Fold 3 here.

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The fault can cause the screen to stop opening fully, leaving it partially bent.

Some users on the Samsung Galaxy Fold subreddit have also reported that their devices have stopped fully opening, with the hinge mechanism not functioning properly.

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In some cases, users have reported that the bend in the screen is causing a crease in the middle, which affects the overall look and feel of the device.

This issue with the foldable displays has caused frustration among some users, who have spent a premium price on the device.

In some cases, the bend in the screen has also led to the inner screen protector peeling off, causing further damage to the device.

It’s unclear what is causing these issues with the foldable displays, but some users have speculated that the hinge mechanism may not be strong enough to support the weight of the display when it is fully opened.

Also, some users have reported success in getting their devices repaired or replaced under warranty.

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Samsung has not officially commented on the issue with some Galaxy Z Fold units appearing slightly bent when fully opened, and it remains to be seen whether the company will acknowledge the problem and offer a solution.

We hope the solution becomes available soon to the users affected. Until then, stay tuned as we will update the story with any developments we come across.

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