Samsung re-launches Galaxy Fold, first worldwide sales start September 6

Yolanda Curtis
September 5, 2019

Today, Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold will launch September 6 in South Korea.

Now that we're closer to its final release, Samsung announced that Galaxy Fold users will have constant access to Samsung experts through a new Galaxy Fold Premier Service.

The firm said it would offer 5G and LTE-enabled versions of the Galaxy Fold in select countries including Britain, France, Germany and the United States.

"The category-defining Galaxy Fold is a device that defies the barriers of traditional smartphone design".

The Korean giant claims in the "past several months" the Galaxy Fold has refined, with improvements in design and construction. These fixes include additional reinforcements, extending the protective layer of the device beyond the bezels, as well as strengthening the hinges by adding protection caps.

In tablet form, three apps can be used at the same time on the larger screen.

As you may or may already know, the Galaxy Fold is Samsung's first foldable.

Last month, Chinese rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd delayed the planned September launch of its own first foldable phone, its second postponement this year, as it battles a US trade blacklist that threatens the tech giant's access to crucial USA technologies such as Alphabet Inc's GOOGL.O Android operating system.

"Samsung desperately needs a heavy hitter to propel itself into the limelight again after being overshadowed by Huawei in recent years", said Mr Loo Wee Teck, head of consumer electronics research at Euromonitor International.

Samsung didn't announce a firm US release date for the Galaxy Fold, though rumor has it the phone will launch September 27.

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