12 July 2019
It’s completely unknown when Samsung is releasing its first foldable phone to the market. In fact, we are also unsure of several other things associated with the Galaxy Fold, like how the company is conducting tests or has it tried applying any solution to the problem. But whatever the situation is, the company isn’t sitting quiet and has been giving assurance to the public that the launch is still on and in fact, imminent as well.
There have been several reports in the past stating the release will happen soon or the device will hit the market soon but there’s still no exact release date or even a timeframe that could at least tell when to expect it to come.
And, now comes another report which isn’t different to what we have heard in the past. Samsung is again re-assuring that the release will happen soon. However, this time a somewhat solid verdict may add value to this report. Reportedly, Samsung co-CEO DJ Koh, in a recent meeting with The Independent and a select other media outlets in Seoul, South Korea, confessed “it was embarrassing. I pushed it through before it was ready.”
The main essence is to say the launch will happen soon, however, rather putting in a vague language like before, Samsung has come out with a confession, in fact, a very stronger one.
Nevertheless, the verdict is still not quite useful to the prospective buyers who have been waiting to get their hands on this $2000 priced device. But it’s good to note that Samsung is at least, acknowledging that its first foldable device came out before time.
Koh also said, “I do admit I missed something on the foldable phone, but we are in the process of recovery.” He also conveyed that at the moment, more than 2,000 devices are being tested in all aspects. “We defined all the issues. Some issues we didn’t even think about, but thanks to our reviewers, mass volume testing is ongoing.”
He didn't reveal a specific release date, but did say "in due course." "Give us a bit more time," he continued. "The last couple of weeks I think we defined all of the issues and all of the problems we couldn't find [before sending to reviewers]."