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Samsung Galaxy Fold launch was “embarrassing”: CEO DJ Koh

A number of issues were discovered with the Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Samsung’s co-CEO DJ Koh has admitted that the company made a mistake by unveiling the Galaxy Fold “before it was ready”. He said that it was him who pushed the Samsung Galaxy Fold to the market so early and because the device was not ready till now, it had to be delayed right before it was meant to ship for customers.

Speaking to a small group of reporters including The Independent, Koh said that “it was embarrassing.”

We should mention that Samsung Galaxy Fold was supposed to hit the shelves in April this year. Had everything gone well, it would have been the first major release of a foldable handset. Prior to launching the device for the customers, the company sent a few units to some reviewers and YouTubers in the US. However, when they started testing the handset, they discovered that the screen of the Galaxy Fold could be destroyed easily and that the device had hinge issues.

Following this, Samsung delayed the launch of its smartphone. Although the company has promised that the handset will be launched for the masses, it has not given a specific release date. The latest update that the company gave was that the device will not be releasing this month.

A number of reports have suggested that Samsung may relaunch the Galaxy Fold at its Galaxy Unpacked event that is scheduled for August 7. The company will be launching its Galaxy Note 10 phablet at the event and is also expected to finally announce the availability of its Galaxy Home speaker.

Samsung Galaxy Fold launch

Coming back to Samsung Galaxy Fold, Koh told The Independent that the South Korean technology giant has “defined all of the issues and all of the problems.” He also added that the company has also tested 2,000 units of the Galaxy Fold. But then, it seems like this time he isn’t ready to take a chance. He said that the handset is not ready yet and that the company would need “a bit more time” before the launch.

He concluded by saying, “I do admit I missed something on the foldable phone, but we are in the process of recovery.”

Samsung Galaxy Fold specifications

To recall the specifications of the Galaxy Fold, the handset sports a 4.6-inch (860x1960p) external display that is visible when it is folded. When the device is unfolded, it reveals a 7.3-inch Flex Dynamic AMOLED panel. Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with 12GB of RAM and has 512GB of internal storage.

The company has not announced what processor it has used in the handset. The batteries in the smartphone have a combined capacity of 4,380mAh. Samsung Galaxy Fold has a triple rear camera setup that consists of a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP wide-angle sensor and a 12MP telephoto lens.

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