During the last week, Samsung’s smartphone business chief Koh Dong-jin told a Korean media outlet that the phone would arrive before July. Today, however, a new report came to bury the dreams of all those who are patiently waiting for the Galaxy Fold. The statement comes directly from the South-Korean firm and denies the July release.
It was suggested that Samsung is going to hold a media briefing very soon, and during the event, the firm will reveal its plans and a possible release date for the delayed smartphone. However, today, the company’s spokesperson revealed:
“If we are running such a media event this month, we should be doing something by now… Nothing about the Galaxy Fold launch has progressed since the April delay.”
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We already reached the one month and a half mark since the Galaxy Fold launch was postponed in the United States. The launch was initially set for April 24, however, many reviewers found out a big flaw with the device display. The Galaxy Fold came with a kind of protective layer which if removed would cause permanent damage to the device’s display. The biggest problem is that external substances such as dust could easily penetrate between the layer and the bezel, leading to unavoidable damage of the super-expensive flagship.
Samsung promised to fix the flaws with the handset and that included strengthening the durability of the exposed areas on the hinge, minimizing the tiny gap between the protective layer and the bezel of the main display in order to prevent damage caused by external substances. Samsung officials were spotted using the foldable device at public places, hinting that it was still being tested.
Considering the statement, we recommend Galaxy Fold enthusiasts to not be holding their breath for the smartphone. We’re reaching the second half of the year and Samsung still can’t determine when the revised variant of its foldable smartphone will reach the market. We wonder if, by the time Galaxy Fold arrives people will still be interested in it.