Samsung Galaxy Fold Confirms the Launch In September
Sixty-nine days after it was alleged to go on sale, Samsung introduced a new launch window for the Galaxy Fold, its first-ever foldable phone. Or somewhat, a launch month: September. And only in choose nations, as initially planned. Samsung mentioned it would share particular sale dates because the month nears — we’d guess as early as August. With this announcement, the world’s largest phone-maker has in the end broken its silence in regards to the almost $2,000 device, which has been delayed since April 22 after reviewers reported screen breakages, flickering and bulging.
Although the Galaxy Fold pre-orders sold out on the first day, the phone never officially went on sale, and no preorder cash was collected. CNET’s review unit did not break, although it did experience minor damage to the screen. The Fold prices $1,980, which converts to about £1,500 or AU$2,800.
Along with a new launch window, Samsung additionally mentioned it fixed the issues that caused some reviewers’ phones to break within the first place. The fixes include:
- A protective top layer that extends beyond the bezel, “making it obvious that it’s an integral part of the display structure,” not a dust guard you’d wish to remove.
- “Reinforcements” to control debris from working its means under the screen.
- New “protection caps” to strengthen the top and bottom of the hinge area, which had revealed natural gaps where particles may get in.
- Metal reinforcements beneath the display (the Infinity Flex Display), presumable to make the plastic screen stiffer.
- And reduced the air gap between the Fold’s body and hinge.