The second coming of Samsung’s futuristic Galaxy Fold has been keenly anticipated. The actual rollout was delayed just days before it was supposed to ship out to customers. The Korean firm kept mute, and never released a definite time frame when the device will once more be released. It was even rumored yesterday that the Korean firm might delay the rollout in some smaller markets while rolling out to major markets like the U.S.
Well, Samsung has now broken its silence about the device. The firm earlier today announced a release window for the Galaxy Fold. The device will once again start selling much later in September. Samsung hasn’t shared a specific date but did say that will be revealed as we approach the month of September. Perhaps we should expect that to happen in the latter part of August.
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Other than calming our frayed nerves with an official release month, Samsung also said it has fixed some highlighted problems that prevented it from pushing the device to the markets.
- A protective top layer that extends beyond the bezel, “making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure”, not a dust guard you’d want to remove.
- “Reinforcements” to keep debris from working its way underneath the screen.
- New “protection caps” to strengthen the top and bottom of the hinge area. This had revealed natural gaps where particles could get in.
- Metal reinforcements beneath the screen (the Infinity Flex Display), presumable to make the plastic screen stiffer.
- Reducing the air gap between the Fold’s body and hinge
The company stated that it’s conducting final quality control tests before it is finally released in September. Availability details will be shared as we get closer to launch.