After months and months of delay, Samsung is finally releasing (again) the Galaxy Fold. It had announced earlier that the foldable smartphone would be launched sometime in September, but the word just got out on a confirmed release date, and we may see the phone within a week! Yonhap, a South Korean news agency has announced that Samsung will be releasing the phone on the 6th of September. An intriguing rumor that came to surface online is that Samsung could be looking at showcasing the phone at the IFA 2019 trade show – Europe’s largest consumer electronics exhibition – in Berlin, which opens on 6th September too.
The wait could finally be over
The folding smartphone was an evolutionary new design in smartphone technology by Samsung, and its release was highly anticipated in April this year. However, Samsung called off the launch and sent the phone back to the development phase, after it reportedly had some major design flaws. At that point, the Korean brand even had to cancel all the pre-orders for the phone. There was some hope when it was announced yet again that the phone could be launched in July, when company executives said that most of its issues had been solved in June, however, that news came crashing too. But it seems that Samsung has finally made up their mind, and we will be seeing the Galaxy Fold launch next week, after months of waiting. The report from Yonhap also says that the Galaxy Fold will be released for sales in South Korea first, and globally shortly after.
According to the report, the initial shipment for the phone will consist of anywhere between 20 to 30 thousand units for South Korea, and that it will be available for 2.3 million South Korean won (approx. $1902.)
All issues are taken care of (hopefully)!
The revised model has apparently fixed all the issues that the initial Galaxy Fold model was facing. It’s being reported that it’ll have a protective screen layer, along with metal layers under the screen for reinforcement. The revised model will also have a reduced space between the hinge and the body. These fixes were made after lots of reviewers complained of significant issues with the initial version of the phone, such as broken screens, and the protective screen layer being peeled off.
With the launch date set on the same day as IFA 2019 in Berlin, Samsung will likely release the phone at the event. And if that is the case, then all eyes are going to be on Samsung; let’s hope they do not mess it up again because users have been waiting for the exciting Galaxy Fold for quite a while now. Stay tuned for updates!