26 July 2019
Samsung has finally announced that it is all set to bring Galaxy Fold to the market in September 2019. In the official blog post, it has mentioned about fixing issues that caused the delay as well as taking extra steps for further improvements. There is no exact launch date yet but the pricing of the premium foldable smartphone is confirmed to remain the same.
The Galaxy Fold's protective layer has been increased beyond bezels so that users can see it is meant to be a part of the device and not for taking off like a screen protector. This is actually what caused Galaxy Fold's display to get damaged for many reviewers who either peeled off or tried to peel off the protective layer.
Another issue with the original Galaxy Fold design was that it was vulnerable to external particles getting stuck in the hinge. It was also found to be affecting the device's durability and has now been fixed. Samsung has added some "additional reinforcements" in such a way that it adds more protection without altering the Galaxy Fold's foldable experience.
Additionally, the top and bottom hinge now come with new protection caps and the space between Galaxy Fold's body and the hinge has been reduced. The Infinity Flex Display has been strengthened with the use of additional metal layers for extra protection.
The Galaxy Fold was originally planned for an April launch but once reports of display damages started to surface online, Samsung had to halt and delay the launch. It even went on to acknowledge that the foldable smartphone was pushed before it was actually ready. While all the fixing work was going on, it was confirmed that the Galaxy Note 10 launch will not have any effect on the Galaxy Fold's release. Now in the next two months, we will get to see two premium Android flagships from the company unless there is some unexpected delay which we are hoping against.