Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in South Korea on Friday 6 September, more than five months after its scheduled launch date and a few days before the annual Apple event in September.
According to The Verge, the Galaxy Fold will also be available in France, Germany and Singapore from 18 September. Samsung has not revealed an exact date for the United Kingdom and / or the United States, but the phone should arrive in those countries in a few weeks. For Italy, on the other hand, the company did not provide any information on the launch date. Initially, at least, the phone will be available in a single configuration, offering 512 GB of storage space, 12 GB of RAM and 5G support, and will be sold together with the luxurious Montblanc case.
Samsung will cross your fingers this time in the hope of launching without errors. The folding smartphone initially had to be in the hands of customers in April but was delayed following multiple reports by broken unit reviewers after a few days of use. Many reviewers found problems with the device’s testing, including random bulges that appeared on the 7.3-inch display and flickering screens. In many cases, the problems were sufficient to make the $ 1,980 device completely unusable.
An independent investigation revealed that the folding phone lacked adequate protection against the entry of debris between the OLED screen and the frame of the case. Samsung withdrew all the Fold devices distributed to the reviewers and claimed that it was postponing the phone launch while completing a redesign to resolve display failures. The South Korean company said in July that the phone would be launched in September, but did not specify a date.
Samsung is already working on its next folding smartphone, according to a report we saw earlier this week. Designed for launch early next year, it is said to be a 6.7-inch flip device that can be folded into a compact-sized square.