Samsung will unveil tomorrow a new launch date for the Galaxy Fold in the United States, according to the Korean newspaper Korea Herald.
CEO Dong-jin Koh has said that “The company has reviewed the defect caused from substances (that entered the device), and we will reach a conclusion in a couple of days (on the launch).”
When asked if the phone would be launched this month, Koh replied that “we will not be too late”. Recently the company sent an email to those users who had booked the Galaxy Fold indicating that they should confirm their interest before May 31 or their reservation would be canceled.
Originally it was planned to be launched in late April in the United States but the first analysis determined that the screen was fragile and could easily be damaged due to a gap in the screen that allowed the entry of particles.
As a result, Samsung delayed the launch, saying it needed “improvements” and more time to evaluate the incidents and conduct more internal tests.
Samsung told the Korea Herald that it has completed internal testing of defective patch samples and is making manufacturing changes to avoid them. Specifically, it is further reinforcing the hinge to increase durability and reduce the gap to prevent foreign particles from entering the device.