Samsung Electronics to Launch Galaxy Fold in September

Yolanda Curtis
July 27, 2019

Three months after pulling the plug on the foldable phone's original Aril 26 sale date, the Galaxy Fold will now promote sometime in September - Samsung mentioned it would announce the exact date later on.

After a bit of reworking, the Galaxy Fold is on its way back to folks who want one of the world's first foldable, with September penciled in for the Galaxy Fold.

Samsung said in an announcement it had made enhancements to the about $2,000 phone and was directing final tests.

In the end, Samsung will relaunch the Galaxy Fold, with improvements stated to fix the display screen's tendency to break, flicker or bulge because it did on some review devices (not CNET's). We couldn't tell if there was a fourth camera earlier because it was not visible, but it is possible that the TOF camera was hidden under a black filter in the previously exhibited prototypes. Not only is the Mate X not going to be released in the US like Huawei's other smartphones, yet Huawei's continued presence on the US Entity List implies that its use of Android is still being referred to.

Its competitor, the Huawei Mate X seems to be nearing its proper debut as its specs have been spotted on Chinese certification body TENAA. As can be seen in the photos below, the Mate X now has a clearly visible fourth camera sensor on the back. Anything else would surely condemn the Galaxy Fold for a while to come.

It's those "rigorous tests" that will most likely ease concerns, as the Fold clearly wasn't ready when review units were initially sent out to the press. We can't say for sure whether he meant that the Mate X has been delayed till September or we may see another setback in the launch date.

The Galaxy Fold was originally set to go on sale in the United States in April and in Korea in May, but the launch of the Galaxy Fold was postponed as USA media outlets pointed out that the screen has defects.

The company announced that the phone will go on sale in September.

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