Samsung’s innovative Galaxy Fold smartphone, which ran into trouble soon after it became available for review by the media, is now ready to be launched after making necessary improvements. In May, multiple reports were posted on Twitter by the Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, CNBC’s Steve Kovach, The Verge’s Dieter Bohn, and popular YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee claiming that the foldable screen is quite prone to breaking.
On the failed launch of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung CEO DJ Koh, said ‘it is embarrassing. I pushed it through before it was ready.’
The company has now taken its time to fully evaluate the product design, and has made necessary improvements and run rigorous tests to validate the changes. The Galaxy Fold's top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display has now been extended beyond the bezel, making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed.
The Galaxy Fold features additional reinforcements to better protect the device from external particles while maintaining its signature foldable experience – the top and bottom of the hinge area have been strengthened with newly added protection caps, and additional metal layers underneath the Infinity Flex Display have been included to reinforce the protection of the display. The space between the hinge and body of Galaxy Fold has also been reduced.
Along with these improvements, Samsung has also been continuously working to improve the overall Galaxy Fold user experience, including optimising more apps and services for its unique foldable UX. Samsung is conducting final product tests to make Galaxy Fold available to consumers, starting from September in select markets. Availability details will be shared as we get closer to the launch.
‘We have made improvements to Galaxy Fold to ensure consumers have the best possible experience,’ Samsung said.
The Galaxy Fold is the first foldable smartphone from the South Korean giant that completely reimagines the smartphone, changing the way you interact, communicate and experience everyday life.