Samsung Confirms It Is Delaying Release Of The Galaxy Fold Owing To Display Issues
Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone OEM released its first foldable smartphone at the Galaxy Unpacked event in the month of February. Called the Galaxy Fold, the device boasts of breakthrough hardware, which allowed the handset to be folded into half. While the company claimed the smartphone will be released on April 26, reports of it not being durable enough surfaced online a few days ago.
Some early review units of the Galaxy Fold were found to have display issues which drew in negative sentiments toward the device. Due to the aforementioned problems, the company was speculated to delay the pre-announced release date. In a press release, Samsung has confirmed it is postponing the release of the much-anticipated smartphone to fix the display malfunctions.
Samsung in a press release has confirmed the reports floating online since yesterday. The company claims in its initial findings from the inspection of the Galaxy Fold, the display issue was found to be associated with an impact on top and bottom areas of the exposed part of the hinge. Notably, the hinge in the centre of the folding smartphone provides it with the said folding functionality. The company also notes that it found an instance where some substance was found inside the device, eventually leading the display to malfunction.
While the above findings were fundamental, Samsung claims it will need more time to fully evaluate the feedbacks noted by early reviewers. The company will run internal tests and find measures to further strengthen the display protection. As many problems were faced due to lack of guidance on the care of the display, it will also issue proper instructions so that the customers don’t inflict damage on their smartphone. For the users who have pre-booked the device, their spot and claim to the handset will be reserved.