Samsung has announced that it has made necessary changes to protect the Galaxy Fold’s screen and will release the folding smartphone soon. The original retail launch date was in April and now its July. Samsung now says the Galaxy Fold will be available for purchase somewhere around September. Samsung hasn’t changed the price though and still carry the $1,980 tag.
Here is what Samsung has to say about what it has changed.
The top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display has been extended beyond the bezel, making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed.
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. 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 been reduced.
Samsung put its focus on screen protection and put additional reinforcements to protect the smartphone against external dust particles. The space between hinge and body is also reduced to protect it from the damage. The new design looks really subtle, at least in the press images. Samsung Galaxy Fold was near to the market when it faced the worse PR development. The phone couldn’t survive for more than two days. It was a disastrous result for a device that was hyped so much before its release. Almost all of the units given for review faced a hardware or software failure. Samsung’s CEO admits that they pushed the Galaxy Fold in a hurry and the phone wasn’t just ready. It was embarrassing but at least Samsung did decide to go ahead with the phone.