01 August 2019
Yesterday, Samsung threw some light over when interested buyers would be able to get their hands on the Galaxy Fold. It announced September 2019 as the release timeline which is still vague but much better than before. And now, The Verge has reported that T-Mobile has no intentions of carrying the Galaxy Fold once it re-releases.
When Samsung originally announced Galaxy Fold earlier, T-Mobile and AT&T were the only two U.S. carriers ready to offer the unconventional and foldable smartphone to customers. While the latter is staying silent over its stance to sell the newly fixed variant, T-Mobile has cryptically made it clear that it does not want to offer the premium phone again.
In an official response to the query, T-Mobile said,
"T-Mobile will not carry the Galaxy Fold because we already offer customers a wide range of the latest smartphones. Please reach out to Samsung for any further inquiries."
This is not a crystal clear decline but the way T-Mobile has pointed towards other smartphones available with them, it is quite clear that it has no intentions of offering the smartphone. It is worth noting that T-Mobile's stance affects only those who are thinking of buying the device through the carrier. If you will go with the unlocked model, you will surely be able to use the device on T-Mobile.
The new Galaxy Fold will be coming with fixes and improvements to ensure that previously reported issues do not occur again. The team has worked on the device in the past few months to make it more durable. But only the real-world usage will tell the kind of difference new offering will make as compared to the original one.