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Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Fold will launch in September

By Kenny Yeo - on 12 Aug 2019, 10:56am

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Fold will launch in September

Note: This article was first published on 25 July 2019.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold (Image source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Fold — the company's first foldable phone — did not get off to a good start.

Just days before its scheduled launch, reviewers would got hold of early samples started reporting display problems.

Eventually, Samsung had to delay the Galaxy Fold's launch and improve on the phone's design.

Recently, Samsung's co-CEO DJ Koh admitted that the Galaxy Fold was rushed to launch.

Fortunately, it seems that Samsung has worked out what's wrong with the phone and has announced that the Galaxy Fold will launch in September and that its price will remain the same at US$1,980 (~S$2,695).

Additionally, it has also made improvements:

The company can confirm that the following design improvements were made:

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.

Samsung also said that they have also taken the time to improve the overall Galaxy Fold experience by optimizing more apps and services.

At the time of writing, there's no word yet on local availability and pricing but we will be sure to update if we hear anything from Samsung.

Samsung will also announce the eagerly anticipated Galaxy Note 10 at a special event in two weeks time on 7 August.

Source: Samsung

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