Forbes: Samsung Confirms Shock New Galaxy Smartphone Cancellation

While Samsung gave no reason for the US cancellation, it did tell CNet that the Galaxy Fold 5G launches were still on for Europe (initially the UK and Germany) and Asia (initially Korea).

Galaxy Fold multitasking capabilities when unfolded MKBHD
Galaxy Fold multitasking capabilities when unfolded MKBHD

Samsung’s expanded Galaxy Note 10 range delivers two of the best smartphones of 2019, but the company’s real revolution lies elsewhere.

And Samsung is blowing it. 

Just one day before Samsung was due to reopen sales of the hugely ambitious but embarrassingly cursed Galaxy Fold Foldable Phone, the company has confirmed to CNet that it has cancelled the flagship model (the Galaxy Fold 5G) for the United States. And the rest of the news will annoy US customers even more. 

While Samsung gave no reason for the US cancellation, it did tell CNet that the Galaxy Fold 5G launches were still on for Europe (initially the UK and Germany) and Asia (initially Korea). Meanwhile, US buyers will be limited to the 4G Galaxy Fold, a somewhat pointless option for a phone which costs $2,000.

This is a kick in the teeth, considering the US is at the forefront of 5G telecoms. More

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Gordon Kelly

Gordon Kelly Senior Contributor Consumer Tech FORBES