Samsung officially announces postponement of Galaxy Fold

Samsung Galaxy Fold launch events postponed in China, Hong Kong: Reports

Last week, several journalists reported their Galaxy Fold screens had become completely unusable in mere days.

The handset maker obviously doesn't want to associate these delays with the broken review units, but given the timing, chances are Samsung wants to buy more time to address these issues before the next wave of shipments, according to the Engadget. "We plan to announce the release date in the coming weeks".

The delay is a setback for Samsung and for the smartphone market generally, which had been pinning some hopes on the folding phone to catalyze innovation in the industry.

Samsung declined comment beyond a prepared statement. Only non-Samsung devices appear to be affected by this.

The issues could stem from the hinge causing too much pressure on the screen, the Journal said.




The Korean tech giant, which had launch events scheduled in Shanghai and Hong Kong ahead of the Galaxy Fold's Friday release, said on Monday that it will use this extra time to "take measures to strengthen the display protection".

To make this possible, the phone is equipped with a hidden hinge system that is meant to allow the phone to open and close smoothly.

Samsung is delaying the Galaxy Fold, offering preorder customers the option to cancel rather than wait for the troubled smartphone, amid questions about just how the foldable handset came so close to release in its current flawed condition. At least two Galaxy Fold press events have already been delayed. Samsung was quick to issue a statement saying this is not a cause of concern and the launch of the Galaxy Fold will continue as planned.

As Samsung continues to look into why their flexible displays have been prematurely dying or having issues, potential buyers are likely to become even more skeptical of the almost $2,000 price point.

Addressing the Galaxy Fold fiasco for the first time, Samsung today relayed that it needs a bit more time to ensure that the Galaxy Fold user experience is up to snuff. "We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer".

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