Samsung fixes Galaxy Fold's embarrassing screen flaws: So when's relaunch?

Samsung fixes Galaxy Fold's embarrassing screen flaws: So when's relaunch?

Samsung will soon start shipping major components for the Galaxy Fold, including the display and battery, to a main plant in Vietnam for assembly while the company debates a launch date, one of the people said. But now the South Korean electronics giant has completed its redesign of the Galaxy Fold, reports Bloomberg. You may remember that the early units came with a film which looked like a removable screen protector that some reviewers pulled off, destroying the screen in the process. However, a new report does say that Samsung has fixed a variety of design issues that affected the foldable screen's durability in early April, and that manufacturing is underway.

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The admission came from co-CEO DJ Koh speaking the about Galaxy Fold smartphone, that had been slated to arrive in United States shops on 26 April and in the United Kingdom on 3 May.

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Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh told The Independent that the problems with the Fold were "embarrassing".

Samsung had claimed the revolutionary device had been tested to withstand 200,000 folds in its lifetime, or more than 100 folds per day for five years. However, when he was asked the exact release date, he just said, "Give us a bit more time".

Foldable phones let users double their screen real estate while also keeping devices compact enough to fit into a pocket. It will most likely feature 5G; which we can probably begin to expect as a standard on all flagship models after the Note and Fold hit the shelves.

This is to help the film stretch further when the phone is unfolded.

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