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Samsung Galaxy Fold has no official release date yet

Samsung Galaxy Fold could miss the first wave of the foldable revolution
Samsung Galaxy Fold could miss the first wave of the foldable revolution
If missing the initial release date of April 26 was not bad enough, Samsung is now having it worse: according to the company's officials, a new release date for the Galaxy Fold cannot be confirmed yet. Unfortunately, this can only mean one thing — Samsung is struggling to iron out the serious display problems of its foldable device.

Initially hailed by reviewers as Samsung's most innovative handset in ages, the Galaxy Fold soon turned out to be plagued by serious problems in the area where it is supposed to push the industry forward, namely its foldable display. Because these issues turned out to be more than just minor, the company had to cancel the April 26 release date. Now, it looks like there is no new launch date to talk about, although an email that recently leaked online mentioned mid-June.

According to a fresh email that Samsung has sent out to those who pre-ordered the device, the company is "making progress in enhancing the Galaxy Fold" but a new release date cannot be confirmed right now. Any amounts that have been charged will be refunded in full, but this does not mean that the Galaxy Fold has been canceled. The aforementioned email also says that specific shipping information will be shared by Samsung in the coming weeks, but it doesn't get more accurate than that.

Those who choose not to get the refund and wait for Samsung to ship their Galaxy Fold instead will be automatically refunded if Samsung is unable to unleash the foldable handset by the end of the month. Their pre-orders will be automatically canceled as well unless they choose to keep their places in the queue and wait for the product to be market-ready. 

If Samsung fails to bring the Galaxy Fold to the market in a timely manner, then Huawei might do so with the Mate X, which is also expected to drop by this summer. After all these delays, would you still risk your money by purchasing the Galaxy Fold?


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Codrut Nistor, 2019-05- 7 (Update: 2019-10-10)