Folding Phone
Image Credit: Motorola

Cell phone and tablet manufacturers have been touting folding displays as the next big thing in the mobile market. Not all have had the best of launches. The recently released Motorola Razr is one of the latest models to receive the updated technology. Announced in November as a Verizon exclusive it arrives with a $1499.99 premium price tag that is sure to leave most questioning if they really need to upgrade. Unfortunately, though, one user has already experienced the screen peeling phenomenon.

Input Magazine’s Raymond Wong reported that after a week of use they witnessed the screen laminate began to peel. This would top off what has already been a number of challenges for them. Shipping delays for reviewers ensued. Spotting one on eBay prior to release date only added more frustration. According to Mr. Wong the peeling has caused the affected sections to be unresponsive to touch and taps. Reporting on Raymond’s experience Techradar received an official statement from Motorola about the screen peeling. Having full confidence in the razr’s display they do not expect peeling from normal use. Explaining that temperature testing has shown not to store in temps below -20°c or above 60°c. The device’s warranty will cover if failure occurs from normal use, and not misuse, or abuse.

Not being the first display in the last twelve months to experience this we saw another folding phone has issues. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is now infamous, with its $2000 premium, after a less than successful launch in May. Bulging screens along with flickering screens cause Samsung to eventually cancel all orders then. Released in September it would eventually make it to the public. Well known manufacturer Lenovo is also releasing a folding tablet as well. Their ThinkPad X1 Fold will get the latest treatment.

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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  1. This seems familiar. I wonder if their contract with whomever makes the folding screen is one where the risk and potential losses are passed on to them.

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