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Samsung's improvements for the Galaxy Fold already being tested by Korean carriers

The fixed Galaxy Fold models feature reduced hinge gaps and a screen protective film that is harder to peel away. (Source: Gizmodo)
The fixed Galaxy Fold models feature reduced hinge gaps and a screen protective film that is harder to peel away. (Source: Gizmodo)
Fixes for the Galaxy Fold models that should be launched in June include reduced top and bottom hinge gaps, as well as an improved version of the screen protective film that has its ends tucked into the edges of the case. Samsung is currently testing the improved models with Korean carriers and will soon announce an exact release date.

Samsung’s blunder with the Galaxy Fold launch might have costed the company the opportunity to be the first to launch a commercial foldable handheld. Postponing the Galaxy Fold launch for more than a month, Samsung has been hard at work in order to fix the main issues that were reported by reviewers back in April. According to a recent Korean report, Samsung is currently testing out improvements for the design issues and the exact date for the June launch should soon be announced.

The two glaring issues with the Galaxy Fold review models involved the hinge design that allowed for dirt and lint particles to make their way underneath the glass cover of the inner display, and the plastic protective layer placed on top of the inner display that was easily mistaken for a regular factory-applied screen protector.

For the first issue, Samsung is now reducing the gap between the top and bottom parts of the hinge, but this does not guarantee that the hinge is completely particle-proof. The protective film issue is being solved by tucking the ends of the plastic layer into the edges of the case. Additionally, Samsung will also add stickers warning against the removal of the protective film.

Even though these fixes may not seem ideal, especially in the case of such expensive models, Samsung at least showed it cares about user feedback and may end up delivering the fixed models after the launch of Huawei’s Mate X. Samsung should learn from its mistakes and deliver a more polished design with the next iteration.

Protective film already peeling away (Source: @MKBHD/Twitter)
Protective film already peeling away (Source: @MKBHD/Twitter)
Hinge gap (Source: Inverse)
Hinge gap (Source: Inverse)

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Bogdan Solca, 2019-05-16 (Update: 2019-05-16)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.