One of the most innovative and unique smartphones of the year was the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The South Korean technology giant unveiled the smartphone back in February 2018 at the Galaxy Unpacked event where the Samsung Galaxy Fold was revealed alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10-series. But weeks after its launch, Samsung had to recall all its Samsung Galaxy Fold units. The units were recalled few days before it was to go on live sale. Although the Samsung Galaxy Fold held a steep price tag of $2,000, but some customers pre-booked the device nonetheless. But when the company sent some of its review units to YouTubers, the real issue of the Samsung Galaxy Fold came to light. When that happened, Samsung put an indefinite hold on the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. But now, months later, news is that, the South Korean tech giant is planning to launch its Galaxy Fold once again in the ‘coming weeks’, but as of now, there is no exact date announced.
According to a CNET report, a Samsung spokesperson through an email said that the announcement of the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Fold will be made in the coming weeks. But the spokesperson didn’t reveal the exact date of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. But one thing is for sure that the company plans to launch the smartphone once again as it said it will do instead of abandoning it.
The official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold was to be done in April 2019 but when it was given to the YouTube reviewers for reviews before the launch, things went wrong. As some YouTubers noted that the Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with a slight plastic coating on the top which was to be a part of the screen, but since no description was mentioned about the coating, the reviewers took away the plastic coating. That’s when the Samsung Galaxy Fold stopped working and according to Samsung the coating was a part of the screen. In the later versions, the company put a warning message to the screen asking users ‘not to remove the plastic coating’.
Reviewers also found out that the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Fold was easily damaged and it had signs of wear and tear only after a limited time of usage. The hinge of the Samsung Galaxy Fold also had some problems as it couldn’t handle much of the regular open and close cycle. Lastly, Samsung had to recall all the units of the device and putting an indefinite hold on the launch of the device.
Earlier, Samsung Mobile Chief DJ Koh said that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold was on track and it ‘would not be too late’. Now, with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold once again in news, it is expected to launch in the coming weeks or months.
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