Notebookcheck

Revised Samsung Galaxy Fold will officially relaunch in September for US$1,980

The new redesigned Fold is in the foreground in this image. (Source: Samsung)
The new redesigned Fold is in the foreground in this image. (Source: Samsung)
After keeping us waiting for 69 days after it was originally due to launch, Samsung has finally revealed that the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in September. The device will still retail for the originally advertised price of US$1,980 but will come with several fixes to ensure it is more robust this time around.

Samsung's eagerly awaited Galaxy Fold is finally set for relaunch in September after being pulled from sale before it hit the hands of customers as originally planned on April 26. Several reviewers who tested the device ahead of launch experienced display failures, some relating to pulling of a protective layer not meant to be removed, while one or two others also experienced failures after debris appeared to lodge under the screen. Samsung says it has now addressed the potential problem areas and is being prepped for sale.

Samsung has released this statement on the changes:

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.

While this is all good news from a mechanical perspective, reviewers were also concerned that the Galaxy Fold UI was not quite ready for the mainstream either. However, Samsung has taken the opportunity to keep working on this side of things in the interim and says that it has been "optimizing more apps and services for its unique foldable UX." Foldable devices promise to offer users the best of a smartphone and tablet experience rolled into one. We are certainly looking forward to getting our hands on one to test it out.

 

 

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Indian citizens welcome!

Currently wanted: 
News and Editorial Editor - Details here

The redesigned Fold is in the foreground here as well. (Source: Samsung)
The redesigned Fold is in the foreground here as well. (Source: Samsung)
Read all 1 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2019 07 > Revised Samsung Galaxy Fold will officially relaunch in September for US$1,980
Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-07-25 (Update: 2019-07-25)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.