anyone else experiencing similar? When folding the phone back up closed, if i apply any pressure to left side of the frame near screen while closing it feels like it is being forced up and making a popping noise or something similar.
I'm experiencing the same issue with the spring/popping sound when I open the phone (only open, not close). It's definitely not the unlocking sound from the speakers. I hope it's not the hinge breaking like some of the older folds, but I really don't want to not have my phone for 2 weeks while they repair it.
Same problem within a week of owning it and keeping it in an Otterbox case. Samsung was not helpful - the popping and hinge friction led to some deformation of the hinge which they considered "damage". Escalated from a service center, to Samsung Support, to Premier Services Manager with no relief: not covered by warranty. Once they see any physical attribute of the problem they throw out the "damage" flag even though the faulty hinge caused the damage.