IFA 2019 | Galaxy Fold event scheduled for September 6 says fresh rumor
Following the aborted launch of the Galaxy Fold some five months ago, Samsung fans have had to wait it out in the hopes the device would still launch this year, if at all. The wait looks like it could soon be over. News out of Korea confirms a previous tip that the Galaxy Fold will be relaunched on September 6 at a special event at IFA Berlin this week. The device will then finally reach customer hands in its home market on September 11.
According to the folks at Tizenhelp, the Galaxy Fold will launch in limited numbers of only around 2,500 units earmarked for Korean carriers, which works out to roughly 300-400 units each for the first phase. With a launch price of US$1,980 the Fold was always going to ship in relatively small numbers but following the initial troubles with the foldable Super AMOLED display the company narrowed the market availability of the device even further.
Teething problems for device with such cutting-edge technology isn’t especially surprising although Samsung co-CEO DJ Koh admitted the original launch missteps were an embarrassment for the Korean tech giant. To help address concerns reviewers raised about the device, Samsung has changed the way the protective layer is applied to the screen so it can’t easily be removed. It also made adjustments to the hinge of the device applying a layer of ingress protection to stop dust and other debris from getting under the display.