By Zach Epstein
Samsung’s revolutionary Galaxy Fold has been nothing but trouble from the start.
As it does with most or even all first-generation products its mobile division cooks up, Samsung rushed to get the foldable Galaxy Fold handset out the door. In doing so, it made a number of poor design decisions and critical mistakes.
Samsung’s quality control team apparently all took a vacation at the same time because Galaxy Fold review units began breaking within hours of reviewers taking delivery, and Samsung was forced to cancel the phone’s release and push it back by several months while it addressed the phone’s embarrassing design flaws.
That’s right, just a few years after Samsung had to cancel and recall its Galaxy Note 7 because units were spontaneously exploding, the company had to cancel another launch because of poor design and quality control.
As it turns out, Samsung wasn’t alone in flubbing the launch of its first smartphone with a foldable screen.
Shortly after Samsung canceled the Galaxy Fold’s release, Huawei announced that its rival foldable, the Huawei Mate X, would also be delayed. As was the case with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, Huawei pushed back the release of the Mate X by several months so that it could refine the phone’s design a bit. Those refinements are apparently all been made because Huawei’s Mate X is finally ready to be released. More