Samsung officially announced today, that it will release the Galaxy Fold in September 2019, following months of tinkering with the smartphone.
The South Korean electronics giant had initially planned to launch the nearly-$2000 USD Galaxy Fold in April, but pushed back the release date after early reviewers reported screen problems just after few days of use.
Samsung admitted in a statement following the Galaxy Fold’s inaugural roll-out that “Initial findings from the inspection of reported issues on the display showed that they could be associated with impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge. There was also an instance where substances found inside the device affected the display performance.”
Samsung has since worked to redevelop the smartphone. The protective layer has been extended above the Galaxy Fold’s 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display so that it goes beyond the bezel, and has improved the top and bottom hinges so that they are further protected against particles going inside them. The space between the hinge and body has been reduced, while new metal layers under the display have been added for all-round durability.
Samsung said in a statement: “Along with these improvements, Samsung has also been continuously working to improve the overall Galaxy Fold user experience, including optimizing more apps and services for its unique foldable UX. Samsung is conducting final product tests to make Galaxy Fold available to consumers starting from September in select markets. Availability details will be shared as we get closer to the launch.”