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Google Launches Pixel Fold, Issues Reported Within a Day

Google Pixel Fold screens are breaking a day after launch
Reddit users have reported that Google Pixel Fold screens are breaking a day after launch. Credit: crazymojo83 / Reddit

The newly released Google Pixel Fold has already faced significant issues within a mere day of its debut. The owners of the device have begun reporting widespread instances of complete device malfunctions.

If you browse through Reddit quickly, you’ll come across alarming tales shared by early adopters of the Pixel Fold. Yesterday evening, a user by the name of crazymojo83 posted a photograph on the r/PixelFold subreddit, showing a distressing situation.

The user expressed that a mere five hours after setting up Pixel Fold, the pre-installed screen protector began to peel off, accompanied by what appeared to be scratches on the internal surface.

The user further ranted that all of this occurred after opening the Pixel Fold just three times.

However, there is another incident worth mentioning. A user named u/marcusr_uk shared their experience on the r/GooglePixel subreddit, stating that the Pixel Fold stopped functioning after a mere two hours of usage.

The user said, “I saw a brief flash of a bright pink line once or twice but hoped for the best, but then as I was sat browsing the web, this bright neon pink line appeared from edge to edge and has survived a software reset.”

Problems most likely to arise from the flexible OLED panel

Upon reviewing various Reddit forums and feedback from reviewers, it becomes obvious that the majority of issues with the Pixel Fold are related to its flexible OLED panel.

The screen protector (which manufacturers strongly recommend not removing) is positioned on top of it leaving a gap between the display and the surrounding bezel, according to ZDNET.

Due to the presence of a small but significant portion of exposed OLED on the edges of the display, there is a possibility for dust and debris to infiltrate the panel.

It is important to note that the Pixel Fold has an IPX8 rating, which shows its resistance to water splashes and limited submersion, but it is not certified for dust resistance.

As of now, the Motorola Razr Plus remains the sole foldable device offering such dust resistance capability, reported ZDNET.

When users fold the two sides of the Pixel Fold together, it causes dust and debris to compress against the delicate, flexible display.

As a consequence, this can lead to the appearance of dead pixels, scratches, and a significant decrease in value for a phone that costs $1,799.

Google’s response to the issue

In a statement from Google spokesperson Alex Moriconi to The Verge, they advised individuals experiencing issues with the Pixel Fold to contact support for further investigation.

Google provides options for both walk-in and mail-in repair services to address concerns related to quality checks and display problems.

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