02 July 2019
Samsung’s first foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold didn’t perform great in the beginning and the initial reviews by some of the receptors weren’t good since the device hit by a serious issue of screen damage. So, Samsung had to take those review units back and eventually cancel the shipments of the device to the users who pre-ordered this $1,980 device. Eventually, main carrier partners also stopped taking pre-orders and informed people about the reason behind the same.
A report came in over two weeks back stated the Galaxy Fold may finally be released next month. But later on, AT&T confirmed that it’s not shipping any pre-ordered Galaxy Fold and will rather refund any money paid in advance. This indicated that the device isn’t arriving too soon but now according to Samsung Display Vice President Kim Seong-cheol, the “Galaxy Fold is ready to hit the market.” And, this makes everything more confusing.
During his speech at The Korean Information Display Society, he said, “Most of the display problems have been ironed out, and the Galaxy Fold is ready to hit the market. The Galaxy Fold, when released, will receive a lot of attention in the market.”
So, his verdict does indicate that the Galaxy Fold will arrive soon but again there’s no exact date or even a timeframe to mention. The device could launch next month but a Samsung official cited in a report last week denied that the Galaxy Fold will come out next month. So, if even not July, we may see the launch happening in August or when the Galaxy Note 10 will go on sale.