Galaxy Fold release postponed

The revolutionary latest folding device from Samsung, the Galaxy Fold, was due to hit the market this Friday.  Earlier we’d told you how the launch had been delayed, but now been postponed indefinitely.

Apparently Samsung has e-mailed customers that have pre-ordered the device, stating that orders may well be cancelled completely in the end.

The news comes after several journalists reported issues with the devices they’d been given to review.

Although some complaints came from those who had peeled off a thin layer of polymer from the screen, others also had issues despite not touching this layer.

It seems also that the folding mechanism allowed small substances to get in and cause issues. Samsung told us that…

We have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold. Initial findings from the inspection of reported issues on the display showed that they could be associated with impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge. There was also an instance where substances found inside the device affected the display performance.

The Galaxy Fold was revealed to the world in February, following the speculation about the possibility of folding phones, being around for years, but was it’s release too early ?

Was it rushed to market ? At least the issues we identified early with review handsets, and not after its general release, resulting in a recall of devices as in the Note 7.