Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is due to be released tomorrow, five months after its initial launch date having “refined” the model to deliver the “best possible experience”.
Its folding phone will be launched in South Korea tomorrow (September 6) and will subsequently be rolled out in the US, France, Germany, Singapore and the UK in the “coming weeks”.
The Galaxy Fold has had a troubled released, having been given to journalists to review in April only for a myriad of issues to be exposed including a defective hinge, screen distortion and flickering, and numerous users mistakenly removing part of the screen thinking it was a screen protector.
Samsung recalled the $2000 device, which is set to be equipped with 5G and come in both black and silver options, and has now reportedly dealt with all the issues.
“During the past several months, Samsung has been refining the Galaxy Fold to ensure it delivers the best possible experience,” it said.
“Not only we improved the Galaxy Fold’s design and construction, but also took the time to rethink the entire consumer journey.”
It originally expected one million Galaxy Fold models to be sold this year, but the five-month delay and negative press coverage will likely hinder sales, leaving its new Galaxy Note 10, released in August, to pick up the slack.
Samsung Electronics IT and mobile comminications chief executive DJ Koh added: “Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold’s revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability”.