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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it has received “a few” reports of damage to the displays of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone, raising the prospect of a less-then-smooth entry for the splashy $1,980 handset. The Galaxy Fold, on sale from April 26 in the United States, resembles a conventional smartphone but opens like a book to reveal a second display the size of a small tablet at 7.3 inches (18.5 cm). The design, matched by Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s Mate X, was hailed as the future in a field that has seen few surprises since Apple Inc’s iPhone in 2007. Yet ahead of the launch, journalists supplied with review samples reported malfunctions after only a day or two of use. “We will thoroughly inspect these units … to determine the cause of the matter,” Samsung said in a statement. The malfunctions raised the specter of Samsung’s doomed Galaxy Note…