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Samsung Folding: Samsung has installed Galaxy Fold and will release it in September

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Samsung Folding: Samsung has installed Galaxy Fold and will release it in September


Samsung Folding: The new design enhancements aim to protect the fragile and flexible screen, Samsung today announced that it has made "improvements" to protect the Galaxy Fold screen and will begin selling the folding phone soon

Four months after the company postponed its retail launch, Samsung now says the Galaxy Fold will be available for purchase on an unspecified date in September. 

Samsung confirmed that the price will remain as it was before: $1,980.

Here's what Samsung says it changed in the new version of Galaxy Fold:

The upper protective layer of the Infinity Flex screen is extended beyond the frame, making it an integral part of the display structure and not intended to be removed.

Galaxy Fold features additional enhancements to protect the device better than external particles while maintaining a signature foldable experience.

The upper and lower parts of the hinge area have been reinforced with new protective covers. Additional metal layers are included below the Infinity Flex screen to enhance screen protection. The distance between the hinge and the Galaxy Fold body has been reduced.

Maybe the extension of the "protective layer" is the most important thing Samsung can do, because many reviewers thought it was a screen protector and tried to remove it, which damaged the screen. 

Additional reinforcements are likely to prevent protection from "external particles" the problem we encountered in our review unit - we suspect that the debris entered the hinge and damaged the screen from the back. 

The same may apply to reduce the distance between the joint and the body.

Below is a comparison of two copies of the fold, and the new version on the left. They are not very different at first glance!

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Samsung Folding


You can really see the difference in this detail picture - the new version is the version in front of it and the place underneath the old version. There is an extra piece inside the hinge, which is likely to prevent debris from entering and installing under the screen:

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Samsung Folding


Here is a comparison between the back of the hinge. Again, the new design is in front. Regardless of the changes, Samsung has made here, it is very accurate, at least in these press releases:

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Samsung Folding


The original Galaxy Fold almost developed the market, but review units - including our units - began to develop serious hardware problems almost immediately. 

Some reviewers removed a protective film that was supposed to be permanent, which damaged the board. We did not, but our original unit developed a broken screen - perhaps because the debris fell under the hinge. 

It was a catastrophic result for a device that was broadcast to a very small number of reviewers - a high percentage of them had problems, nothing could happen if Samsung issued the new phone to the general public.

For this reason, in the face of multiple, high-profile reports of issues, Samsung officially delayed the release of the $1980 device and the cancellation of pre-orders. 

That was on April 22, when the company promised to investigate and resolve problems on the screen. The interval months were not drama-free, either. 

Samsung asked iFixit to pull the teardown from the Internet, the carriers scrambled to understand the situation, and the co-CEO of Samsung continued to drop hints that everything would look fine in the end.

If it was not screen problems, the original Galaxy Fold was an interesting but incredibly sensitive device - it would have struggled to justify anything close to its $1980 price. 

Unless Samsung does something important to the program and the overall durability of the screen beyond the above fixes, the restored version can have the same issues. 

Samsung says it "is working to improve more applications and services for the unique UX folding device, so things may be getting better, so you can make sure we review it when it comes out.

Co-CEO DJ Koh finally acknowledged that the company had pushed the original Galaxy Fold into the market "before it was ready," adding "it was embarrassing." They are shipped to consumers (reviewers have suffered instead, but this is our mission).


This was in stark contrast to the way the company dealt with a fire in Note 7 fires, which happened to many customers who bought the phone and left Samsung on their way to come up with a quick and appropriate response. 

She did the right thing in the end, pulling out the product and issuing a comprehensive and detailed apology.

The company did not apologize for the whole ordeal, but thanked its fans for their "support and patience", thus ending its declaration thus:

We all appreciate the support and patience we have received from Galaxy fans around the world. Galaxy Fold is a long-established device, and we are proud to share it with the world and look forward to offering it to consumers.

Samsung may want to scan the floors of any fold news before the "Unpacked" event on August 7, when it is expected to announce Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Pro, and perhaps close to other devices such as the new Android tablet and an hour Smart.

The question of whether Samsung can truly prevent Fold from raising the interest it hopes to win for its other phones is an open question. 

Today's announcement was not as comprehensive or clear as the one made by Samsung with Note 7. This means that consumers who go to buy this device when they put it up for sale will take a big leap in faith and believe in the word Samsung that they solved the issues of the fold

Even if this is true, the Galaxy Fold is likely to be a fairly accurate device, a device that is unlikely to be prevalent at all.

Earlier today, Sammobile revealed evidence that the Galaxy Fold will be released to lower markets this time, including "the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and India."

It was not certain that Samsung would really follow its promise of folding reform and reissue. 

But now that they have confirmed their plans, the pressure on the company to produce a reliable device will be in the sky. We'll see if Samsung can meet these expectations in September.

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