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Samsung Galaxy Fold relaunch date imminent

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is set to get a relaunch date in the next couple of days. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is set to get a relaunch date in the next couple of days. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung’s troubled Galaxy Fold looks set to get an official relaunch date in the couple of days, according to Co-CEO DJ Koh. Koh heads up Samsung’s mobile division and says that the company has investigated the issue and appears to have developed a solution to stop the same display issues from recurring.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launch looks like it is still on with a relaunch date set to be announced in the next couple of days. Speaking to The Korea Herald, Co-CEO and head of Samsung’s mobile division DJ Koh said that it “has reviewed the defect caused from substances [ingress], and we will reach a conclusion today or tomorrow,” about the relaunch date. Koh added that “We will not be too late,” in response to a question about whether it ship before the end of the month.

According to The Korea Herald, Samsung plans on making at least a couple of engineering changes to the design of the Galaxy Fold. These include improvements to the exposed areas of the Fold’s hinge as well as reducing the gap between the bezel edges and the additional protective layer that some early reviewers inadvertently pulled off, destroying the Infinity Flex display. It is thought that the areas under the hinge could deform the display if it is pressed too hard, while there was also an area where dust and debris could get under the panel.

It was only yesterday that Samsung said it would automatically cancel any pre-orders if the Fold failed to ship by May 31, or customers could cancel a pre-order at any time. Whether it can meet that deadline remains to be seen. Samsung has the ability to quickly design and engineer products, so it wouldn’t come as a complete surprise if it has been able to rapidly iterate a suitable fix for the Fold design. At the same time, Samsung knows that it any changes to the design of the Fold will be closely scrutinized, so let’s hope it makes the right design changes and decisions moving forward.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1254 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-05- 9 (Update: 2019-10-10)