While Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy Fold Foldable Phone will hit the shelves in September, it’s kept the exact release date close to its chest.
But that’s not to mean we don’t have a good idea of when the troubled foldable handset will launch — Korean media has reason to believe sales will commence between September 18 and September 20.
Here’s the catch: That time frame is just for Samsung’s home market of South Korea. There’s still no word on when the Galaxy Fold will launch elsewhere. Although, seeing as Samsung has been churning out fresh firmware for the United Kingdom and the United States, it’s safe to assume it will touch down in both soon thereafter.
However, we can’t help but think it should pace itself this time around. There’s no denying the fact it rushed to have the Galaxy Fold ready in time for its former May release date, consequently omitting a crucial round of testing that would have yielded results suggesting that the screen wasn’t suitable for use in the real world.
Had it carried out the tests, it would have found — as several journalists did — that the various small openings surrounding the hinge allowed foreign matter to seep inside the device, subsequently obliterate the screen from the inside; turning the once state-of-the-art handset into an expensive paperweight in a matter of seconds. More