12 July 2019
Samsung Galaxy Fold units currently might be undergoing some internal tests to eventually come out stronger and avoid any issues that pulled it down previously. Meanwhile, the foldable device’s 5G version has successfully gained the FCC certification. As reported, Samsung applied for the certification in April and has only gained it this month. Passing through FCC generally means the launch is imminent but in this case, we can’t just now comment on the launch of Samsung’s first foldable device.
The Galaxy Fold has gone through several delays already and there’s still no word on its official release. However, Samsung Display Vice President Kim Seong-Cheol mentioned during a speech two weeks back said that the "Galaxy Fold is ready to hit the market.” Well, again there’s no official date for the availability of the Galaxy Fold, but this verdict does help us in curbing our curiosity.
Note that the Galaxy Fold 5G version is a bit different to the standard version. The 5G version supports only a single card slot and has a built-in battery capacity of 4235mAH while the regular one has both nanoSIM and eSIM card with a slight increase in battery capacity.
Samsung Galaxy Fold review units hit by a serious issue of screen damage and that’s why Samsung had to take those units back and eventually cancel the shipments of the device.
We are eagerly waiting to see the first foldable device doing well in the commercial market. We expect Samsung would share some more insights on what went wrong and how did it combat the issues when it re-releases the device.
For now, Samsung has confirmed that the delays of Galaxy Fold won’t affect the scheduled launch of the Galaxy Note 10 series. This reflects don’t expect the Galaxy Fold to come in August even. However, it may arrive later in that month, but this is just a speculation. Seeing the Galaxy Fold devices getting severe screen damage issues, Huawei pulled the release of its foldable device back but has promised to bring them by September.