Samsung Galaxy Fold launch delayed
South Korean smartphone maker, Samsung, has announced that it is postponing the launch of its brand new, flexible Galaxy Fold. This brand new mobile phone category uses many more technologies and materials. In short, it is not easy to create a screen that needs to be flexible enough to bend.
Samsung Galaxy Fold was due to be released on April 24 at an event in China and April 26 in the US and South Korea. The foldable phones are brand new concepts that drive the future of the world of mobile phones. Its design has to enable people to work smoothly and safely because we think that 2000 euros, as is the cost of one such device, is not cheap.
We know that last week some journalists and analysts got the test copies of Galaxy Fold. However, many of them reported a number of problems they encountered with the screen, from flickering and some forms of protrusions to visible cracks.
Shortly thereafter, Samsung released an official statement explaining that the Galaxy Fold needs to be further improved to offer users the best possible experience. In order to fully address the problem with the display and to carry out additional tests to enhance screen protection, they decided to postpone the release of the Galaxy Fold. The exact launch date is planned to be announced in the coming weeks.
Huawei’s foldable Mate X is also on the way to launch in June this year. New information suggests that this launch will be postponed until September. Although Mate X uses a different overlapping mechanism, which the company claims to be much better compared to Galaxy Fold, sources say they do not suffer from the same problems as Samsung’s folding phone. Huawei has not yet issued any specific response regarding the delays in the launch of the Mate X.
So, the race continues, and we will see which company will first launch their folding device on the market.