Until now, AT&T kept the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s preorders but finally, the US operator has decided to cancel the reservations. AT&T has sent emails to its customers telling them that their Galaxy Gold pre-orders have been canceled.
“Unfortunately”, the communication says: “Samsung delayed the release of the Galaxy Fold, which means we can not send your phone”. AT&T customers affected by cancellation will receive a $100 promotion card and may place another order once Samsung has a final release date.
The company was supposed to start shipping the Fold at the end of April but problems with the screen forced it to delay the launch. As of today, there is still no new launch date committed.
It is worth to mention that Samsung has worked to resolve the problems that have occurred and reports suggest that the manufacturer has managed to make the required changes, however the company has yet to confirm when it will release the first foldable smartphone in the world.
A recent report confirmed that the device will not be released in June, forcing Samsung and Best Buy to cancel all pre-orders, but a new report from South Korea commented by DJ Koh, CEO of Samsung mobile, suggests that the company will finally release the Galaxy Fold in July.
Samsung should also hold a press event later this month to describes in detail the changes made to the Galaxy Fold before distributing the device.
The company may have been in too much of a hurry to beat Huawei, introducing a foldable smartphone with no problems, but with Huawei involved in a trade war between the United States and China, Samsung may take extra time to perfect the software and be absolutely certain that the Galaxy Fold will no longer run into problems once it reaches the market.