Although Samsung never explicitly stated that the Galaxy Fold would be re-launched next month, its CEO Koh Dong-Jin hinted at that point a few weeks ago, stating that we would know the new date in a “couple of days”.
Obviously, it was not like that and according to a new Yonhap News report, we may have to wait a few more weeks until Samsung gives an arrival date.
The company quickly identified the cause of the screen failures, but reportedly solving the problems is not an easy task. The “quality stabilization work” is underway, but it seems that the process is going to take longer than expected.
It is not clear when Samsung will reinforce the screen and reduce the spaces between the frames and the protective plastic layer applied on the top of the Galaxy Fold screen satisfactorily.
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The Korean media claim that the re-launch will not happen in June. In the best of cases, operators will receive a new batch of units in mid-June to check network compatibility and certification.
On the other hand, although Mate X could still be released in China very soon, no one knows what will happen with future releases of Huawei out in the rest of the world.
This should ease the pressure for Samsung, which is now working under the assumption that the Galaxy Fold will be the first foldable smartphone to reach the markets, even if it launches in August or September – unless Motorola or Xiaomi surprise with an unexpected release.
It is worth to mention that despite the fact that Samsung is yet to release the Galaxy Fold after a problematic first attempt, the Russian company Caviar has already made a custom variant of the foldable smartphone. While the Samsung Galaxy Fold is an exotic device by nature, Caviar decided to go even further with a new modded version of the handset inspired by the popular TV series Game of Thrones.