Finally, Samsung has confirmed that its long awaited Samsung Galaxy Fold will hit the store shelves in September, worldwide. After the months of silence, company is re-launching its first foldable smartphone. Several problems were reported by the reviewers with the phone, including broken screens. Most of these issues were related with the flexible OLED display mainly caused by the fragile folding design. Because of these problems it was not released on its original release date in April.
Samsung is clearly confident that it has done enough work to solve all the problems related to the nearly $2,000 (£1,603) device which would be sold in selected markets. The company has said in a statement:
Samsung has taken the time to fully evaluate the product design, make necessary improvements and run rigorous tests
Samsung has also shared details about exactly what has changed in the new hardware, along with the revised launch date. Samsung has said that screen issue is being solved and according to the company:
The top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display has been extended beyond the bezel, making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed.
Many other changes are also done in the hardware of the delicate foldable design. The new protection caps are also added at the the top and bottom of the hinge area on the Galaxy Fold, for its strengthening. Additional metal layers are added for protection of display, underneath the Infinity Flex Display. The company has also reduced the gap between the hinge and body of Galaxy Fold.
According to the Samsung, the overall Galaxy Fold user experience has also been improved. It has optimized more apps and services to support the all-new dual-screen and folding experience. However, final product tests are still conducting by Samsung. Also, we are not sure about the exact release date. The additional details about the Galaxy fold will be shared by Samsung closer to the launch date.
The new press images that reveal the subtle tweaks the design has also been released by Samsung. Hopefully, all the issues related to the folding OLED has been resolved by the company. However, we will know more when the foldable device will launch.
Moreover, Huawei’s first foldable phone the Huawei Mate X will also launch in September. The launch date of Mate X was also pushed back by the company after the problems in Samsung Galaxy Fold were revealed. According to the company they wanted to conduct extra tests. On the other hand, Chinese technology firm Xiaomi also unveiled a prototype of a folding smartphone that transforms into a tablet, earlier this year.