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Samsung’s N712,000 foldable ‘Galaxy Fold’ can break without falling

Dear future owners of Galaxy Fold, there is one thing you need to know before you purchase the new innovation which is valued at N720,000.

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Dear future owners of Galaxy Fold (the foldable phone manufactured by Samsung), there is one thing you need to know before you purchase the new innovation in the smartphone world.

As discovered by Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, the screen of the N712,000 smartphone can break without the phone falling to the ground/floor.

This may sound shocking or even unbelievable, but it’s true according to Mark Gurman’s account. He is among the first media reviewers to appraise the product. Only a handful of the Galaxy Fold was delivered to selected media persons for review.

How the phone broke without falling: Gurman explained that had removed a plastic protective layer, thinking it was one of those removable layers (film or screensaver) that comes with most smartphones. This action caused a tear at the edge of the Galaxy Fold, and that’s how the problem started.

Nairametrics had earlier written about the introduction of foldable or bendable phones into the smartphone market, with warnings about Samsung phone screen which customers often complain about.

Phone repair shops will often say that “Samsung is a screen seller”. With the latest discovery about Galaxy Fold, it seems the culture continues.

The screen still tears without removing film

According to Gurman, other reviewers such as CNBC‘s Steve Kovach and The Verge‘s Dieter Bohn, didn’t have to remove the film on their phones before they experienced the same screen malfunction caused by the tear on the hinge.

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Aside from removing the layer, tapping the screen with the tip of your finger could have a long-lasting effect on the screen as Mark Gurman detected while testing the Galaxy Fold.

Now before you criticise the reviewers for not going through phone instruction prior to use, note that no such instruction was provided until a day later through mail. Also, the public wasn’t warned about this during the public presentation of the product.

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Samsung response to the latest development

Samsung responded in a desperate bid to douse the situation, vowing to look into the matter. Note that Gurman had quoted Samsung as saying that the layer he removed is a protective layer meant to protect the screen from unintended scratches.

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Despite this glitch, Samsung still intends to launch the Samsung Galaxy Fold on April 26, 2019.

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However the case, it should be noted that the front screen still works despite any damage to the spread-sheet screen.

Olalekan is a certified media practitioner from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ). In the era of media convergence, Olalekan is a valuable asset, with ability to curate and broadcast news. His zeal to write was developed out of passion to shape people’s thought and opinion; serving as a guideline for their daily lives. Contact for tips: [email protected]

2 Comments

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  1. Facelaura

    April 19, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    I want mine ooo, don’t worry about the screen

  2. Phonetics

    April 21, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    It will take almost the 3rd generation of it before it become perfect.

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Peter Obaseki resigns as Director from the Board of FCMB Plc

Mr Peter Obaseki has resigned as a Director on the Board of FCMB Group Plc.

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First City Monument Bank Ltd issues N20 billion commercial paper

The Board of FCMB Group Plc has announced the resignation of Mr Peter Obaseki as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the company.

The notification is part of the decisions reached at the company’s Board meeting held today, 26th of February, 2021.

According to the disclosure signed by the company’s secretary, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Adedibu, the resignation of Mr Obaseki from the Board of the company will become effective from 1st of March, 2021.

In lieu of this, the Board wished the outgoing Director well in his future endeavours and accepted his resignation in good faith. Other decisions reached at the Board of Directors’ meeting include;

  • The Board considered and approved the appointment of an Independent Non-Executive Director, subject to CBN approval.
  • It also considered and approved the Group’s audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 as well as payment of Dividend, subject to the approval of the CBN.

What you should know about Obaseki:

  • Mr. Peter Obaseki has over 27 years working experience across financial consulting and banking. Prior to joining FCMB Plc in 1997, Mr Obaseki gained valuable experience in firms like KPMG, Ani, Ogunde & Co and some banks.
  • He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and was appointed an executive director of FCMB in September 2008.
  • Apart from being an Independent Non-Executive Director, Mr. Peter Obaseki also doubled as the Chief Operating Officer of FCMB.

FCMB closed trading with a share price of N3.03 as at the 26th of February 2021.

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AXA Mansard emerges Best Health Insurance Product Winner 2021

The winning product was the AXA Platinum Plus Cover which has been specially designed to provide a world-class health cover for the insurer’s customers.

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Health Management Organization, AXA Mansard Health Limited, recently announced that it has emerged as the winner of the best health insurance product of the year in the Insurance Product & Process section of the just concluded 11th Annual Global Banking and Finance Awards 2021.

The winning product was the AXA Platinum Plus Cover which has been specially designed to provide a world-class health cover for the insurer’s customers. With access to roam over 1,700 hospitals locally, care in India, UAE and South African hospitals and limited in-patient cover in the UK, France, and Germany for up to $1000 in healthcare benefits.

The product provides enrolees with benefits such as twenty-four-hour dedicated Telemedicine service, home vaccination service, free home delivery of special medications, partnership with healthy eating restaurants, and smarter budget-friendly discounts on healthy meals.

Speaking on the award, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Mansard Health Limited, Tope Adeniyi, said “We thank our highly esteemed customers for this prestigious award, as they are the reason, we passionately drive to improve our product offerings and execute innovative initiatives. This award is recognition of our unflinching commitment to our customers and an affirmation of our current position as the leading health insurance company in the country.”

AXA Mansard Health has a twenty-four-hour call centre, a team of highly trained and dedicated professionals, service portals at all AXA Mansard Welcome Centres nationwide and has deployed state-of-the-art technology to attain operational excellence while contributing to prompt service delivery and overcoming of challenges being encountered in the Nigerian health insurance industry.

Whilst thanking the organizers, Adeniyi noted that “the company is counting on the continued support of our stakeholders to continuously provide superior customer experience and to develop more innovative and value-adding products. We will continue to innovate, create new products, improve our product offering and refine our service delivery to ensure we continuously meet the changing needs of our customers”.

AXA Mansard Health Limited is the Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) arm of the AXA Mansard group of companies. The HMO is geared to promote her members’ wellbeing.

The HMO serves all clients across the country virtually and has established functional offices in Lagos (the head office), Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Enugu, with ongoing plans to open offices in other locations.

Global Banking & Finance Review is a leading Online and Print Magazine, which has evolved from the growing need to have a more balanced view, for informative and independent news within the financial community.

Since its inception in 2011, The Awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the Global Financial community. According to the magazine’s publishers the awards were created to recognize companies prominent in their areas of expertise and excellent in financial service delivery.

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