South Korean technology giant Samsung has already postponed the relaunch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone because of the issues that the device has. However, a report has now surfaced online that claims that the company may take longer than we previously estimated. We should mention that earlier this week, it was reported that the new launch date of Samsung Galaxy Fold will fall within the next few weeks. But the company has today denied with by formally issuing a statement.
According to the Korean Herald, when a Samsung spokesperson was asked whether the Galaxy Fold will launch before the end of July, he said, “Nothing has progressed since the April delay.” This clearly means that no such media event has been planned by the company yet.
For those unaware, technology website CNET had earlier reported that Samsung has not given up on Galaxy Fold smartphone yet and the company will be making an announcement “in the coming weeks.”
Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone was first shown off at the company’s developer conference this year and at that time, most people expected it to lead in the race of foldable phones. The handset was initially supposed to launch in select countries on April 26 and its price was announced as $1,890, approximately Rs 1,31,200. The company gave out some units of the smartphone to reviewers prior to the launch and most of them said that the screen failed. In one case, the display completely cracked.
After this happened, Samsung decided to postpone the launch of the smartphone indefinitely. In addition to this, the company also cancelled some pre-orders. The technology giant will obviously have to ensure that the folding screen of its handset is working perfectly before it relaunches its device.
To recall, Samsung Galaxy Fold features a 4.6-inch (860x1960p) external display and unfolds to reveal a 7.3-inch Flex Dynamic AMOLED panel. The smartphone comes with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. At the time of launch, there was no word on which processor was used in the device.
Samsung is not the only company that has showcased its foldable smartphone. Chinese technology giant Huawei has also unveiled its Mate X handset that can be folded. After issues started arising in Galaxy Fold, the launch of Huawei Mate X also got postponed from June to September as it needs to run some additional tests on the screen. The company says that it does not want to deliver a flawed device only to be quick about it.
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