Remember this? It was announced back in February and looked amazing even when being tested to the extreme. Networks like EE were lined up to take it but then as select review models went out to the press, everything went very wrong.
Samsung have announced that the device is arriving in September and that they’ve made “improvements to Galaxy Fold to ensure consumers have the best possible experience”.
There’s a list of changes on the final model with yet more testing being peformed throughout the process. They tell us that the infamous “should we peel it off or not?”-protective layer has now been extended beyond the bezel so that “(it’s now) apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed”. Well, let’s hope eh? People are curious creatures.
They also state that “additional reinforcements” have been added “to better protect the device from external particles”. This will be the fluff and other pocket-related debris that found its way into review models, causing screen and mechanism problems.
They’ve also strengthened the top and bottom of the hinge area with protection caps and put additional metal layers underneath the Infinity Flex Display to reinforce it.
The company also apologised to customers for the delay, stating…..
All of us at Samsung appreciate the support and patience we’ve received from Galaxy fans all over the world. Galaxy Fold is a device long in the making, and we’re proud to share it with the world and look forward to bringing it to consumers.
Let’s hope that, when it does hit the shops, there’s no further problems.
Samsung say that the last product tests are now being completed and it will finally be available to buy in September. Availability details will be shared later.