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Samsung Puts The Galaxy Fold’s Launch on Hold

In an admission of defeat, Samsung has delayed the release of their folding phone in order to address a number of issues found by reviewers.

After a torrent of negative reviews and malfunctions, Samsung has pulled the release of the Galaxy Fold. ¦ Image via Samsung

After a torrent of negative reviews and malfunctions, Samsung has pulled the release of the Galaxy Fold. ¦ Image via Samsung

Korean tech giant, Samsung has decided to delay the launch of its folding smartphone.

Just two days after the Galaxy Fold got into the hands of early analyst and reviewers, things started to go wrong.

From the small bulge on the screen to a torn film that rendered the display useless, the folding smartphone looked like a product that was rushed to the market. Apparently, Samsung agrees.

A few days after the very public evidence of malfunctioning, the Korean company decided to put the release of the Galaxy Fold on hold. According to Samsung, the delay is part of an effort to provide the best possible consumer experience.

A Samsung spokesperson wrote via email;

“To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold.”

The spokesperson further wrote in the email that the company would announce a new release date in the coming weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Fold; What Went Wrong?

While the full statement from Samsung contains details of the initial findings, it still fails to adequately answer the most crucial question – what went wrong?

Upon inspection of the broken devices, Samsung noted that the Fold’s hinge as well can the display protection could be the leading cause of the issue.

The company wrote in the statement;

“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.”

Sure, we can chalk it up to the inherent risk that comes with innovation. However, the initial reports still make you wonder if the tech was ready for the market in the first place.

Lauren Goode of Wired wrote; a folding smartphone hasn’t been done in this way before because it couldn’t technically be done.

In the end, you have to give Samsung credit for trying something as exciting as a folding phone.

Samsung also said in its lengthy statement that it intends to strengthen the display protection for the Galaxy Fold.

In addition, the company would provide guidance on how consumers are supposed to use their $2,000 folding phone.

Read More: Review Units Of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Are Breaking

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