After being delayed from it’s initial April release, Samsung says that the Galaxy Fold is fixed and ready to be released.
Days before the Galaxy Fold’s initial April 26th release date, Samsung sent their foldable phone out to reviewers, which experienced issues with the device shortly after.
To fix some of the problems that delayed the Galaxy Fold’s launch, Samsung said the following:
Samsung has taken the time to fully evaluate the product design, make necessary improvements and run rigorous tests to validate the changes we made. These design and construction improvements include:
- 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.
- Galaxy Fold features additional reinforcements to better protect the device from external particles while maintaining its signature foldable experience:
- The top and bottom of the hinge area have been strengthened with newly added protection caps.
- Additional metal layers underneath the Infinity Flex Display have been included to reinforce the protection of the display.
- The space between the hinge and body of Galaxy Fold has been reduced.
At the same time, Samsung says they’ve been working on optimizing more apps and services to better work on the Galaxy Fold’s unique display.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold will officially launch to consumers starting in September in select markets. The company hasn’t said which countries the phone will launch in but you can assume the US and Korea first and possibly Canada to follow shortly after.
The Galaxy Fold will cost $1,980 USD and comes in multiple colours, Cosmos Black, Space Silver, Martial Green and Astro Blue.
Update – July 30th, 2019: Here’s an official statement from Samsung Canada regarding the Galaxy Fold’s Canadian availability.
Galaxy Fold will be available in limited quantities across the globe. After thoroughly reviewing the market demands, we will decide on each market’s availability.