Samsung has officially announced that the release of Samsung Galaxy Fold is postponed. This all has been due to the device having major screen issues as tested by many reviewers and Samsung sighted out that the device needs further improvements.
Samsung has yet not come up with the next release date and they have stated that the new release date will come be announced in the coming weeks.
Earlier the device was supposed to launch on April 26th, and amidst of all the controversies the company was adamant of the April 26 release date, but then the news came that Samsung has delayed their device’s release date in China, and now it seems like the company has decided to push the global release slightly farther.
Earlier the reports suggested that some of the reviewers had removed a protective layer from the top which seemed like a thin cover, removing that caused the screen to malfunction and go black. But some of the reviewers never removed the screen and had their Galaxy Fold’s broken.
While many reviewers shared with us the vast potential they see, some also showed us how the device needs further improvements that could ensure the best possible user experience. To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold. We plan to announce the release date in the coming weeks.
Initial findings from the inspection of reported issues on the display showed that they could be associated with impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge. There was also an instance where substances found inside the device affected the display performance. We will take measures to strengthen the display protection. We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer so that our customers get the most out of their Galaxy Fold.