Samsung Galaxy Fold Ready To Launch Next Month

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The revolutionary Galaxy Fold was first unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked Event in February 2019, and being the first one of its kind in the market, it had a lot riding on its shoulders. After an issue with the smartphone’s display came to light, the company recalled multiple review units and postponed the initial launch date for the same (26 April, 2019). However, as per latest reports, Samsung has overcome the hurdles that it previously faced and will re-launch the device next month. 

Samsung Galaxy Fold Rear ViewReports state that the South Korean company will test out the updated Galaxy Fold models with three US mobile carriers in the month of June. Furthermore, launch date in the same month will be confirmed by Samsung itself in the upcoming days. This will be a relieving piece of news for those who had pre-booked the smartphone and wanted to get their hands on the Galaxy Fold earlier than other consumers. 

Issues In The Galaxy Fold

The first reports of the underlying issues with the Galaxy Fold’s display surfaced around 17 April 2019. Thereafter, many noted reviewers had stepped forward and reported that the inner display of the foldable device has stopped working. The major cause for the issue was later found out to the removal of the outer screen protector over the inside display. The South Korean company had bundled instructions along with the device indicating that the removal of the screen protector can lead to malfunction in the display. However, some devices still faced the same issue even without the removal of the screen protector. 

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Reportedly, some reviewers also pointed out the handset’s susceptibility to dust and debris owing to the gap in the hinge at the bottom of the smartphone. To fix the aforementioned issues, Samsung is speculated to introduce a protective plastic coating under the device’s frame, making it really difficult for a regular user to peel it off and cause screen issues. Also, the hinge gap will be reduced in order to make it less vulnerable to foreign material. Hopefully, the company’s attempt at fixing the problems will be fruitful. Noteworthy, even after the re-launch of the Galaxy Fold, it will still be the first foldable smartphone in the market, holding it’s edge over other brands.   

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