Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Galaxy Fold teardown gives us a look at its complicated design

A blogger posted pictures of a unit splayed open on Weibo.
Richard Lawler, @Rjcc
April 19, 2019
Share
Tweet
Share
Samsung Galaxy Fold

Sponsored Links

This teardown is no precision iFixit job, but if you just want to see what parts and pixie dust are holding Samsung's Galaxy Fold together, some images from an apparently now-deleted Weibo post can help. Not surprisingly for a first-gen new device, the design is seems incredibly complex and highlights some of the points of failure that may have lead to quickly-broken review units.

Galaxy Fold

According to GSM Arena, the original poster said the flexible 7.3-inch display was "soft like rubber" when removed, although they "shattered" the Fold's small external display while taking it apart. The hinge mechanism seems quite complicated with watch-like gears, and looking inside shows where ribbon cables flow across the joint that's supposed to hold up to hundreds of thousands of bends. Other interesting elements include its inside and outside cameras, as well as two separate battery packs.

Galaxy Fold

Galaxy Fold parts exploded

Weibo
Image credit: Weibo

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Redbox's Free Live TV comes to Xbox One consoles

Redbox's Free Live TV comes to Xbox One consoles

View
What we bought: Our favorite USB-C chargers

What we bought: Our favorite USB-C chargers

View
'Sekiro' GOTY Edition trailer offers a peek at fresh challenges

'Sekiro' GOTY Edition trailer offers a peek at fresh challenges

View
Samsung's influential chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Samsung's influential chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

View
iPhone 12 teardown reveals how 5G has changed things

iPhone 12 teardown reveals how 5G has changed things

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr