After some tinkering from the initial media debut of the Galaxy Fold, a delayed launch, and anticipation, Samsung states the world’s first foldable phone will be ready for store shelves in September.
Samsung wrote in a release that earlier this year, the company announced Galaxy Fold—Samsung’s first foldable device, and the beginning of an entirely new mobile category. “Since then, we’ve made improvements to Galaxy Fold to ensure consumers have the best possible experience,” Samsung wrote.
According to Samsung, the improvements made to the device include a “full evaluation of the product design” to make sure the device is ready for consumers. Some of the changes include the extension of the protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display beyond the screen to make it “an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed.”
During the media test launch, several of the testers tried to remove what seemed like a temporary thin screen protector, commonly found on new phones. After removing that layer, the users experienced glitches in the phone’s screen. The layer was meant to be a protective screen that was not supposed to be removed. Users who tested the device stated there was no warning label that indicated it should not be removed.
Another improvement to the device, according to Samsung, includes additional reinforcements to the device “to maintain its signature foldable experience.”
“The top and bottom of the hinge area have been strengthened with newly added protection caps,” Samsung wrote.
Some users, although they did not remove the protective layer for the screen, experienced issues with the screen blacking out and glitching.
“Additional metal layers underneath the Infinity Flex Display have been included to reinforce the protection of the display,” Samsung wrote. “The space between the hinge and body of Galaxy Fold has been reduced.”
While Samsung spent several months to address issues with the phone, the question will be if users feel that they want to spend $2,000 on a device that they may have lost faith in during the first debut. However, Samsung remains confident in its most recent official announcement.
“Galaxy Fold completely reimagines the smartphone, changing the way you interact, communicate and experience everyday life,” Samsung wrote in a release. “Precisely refined, slender and encased in luxuriously finished materials, Galaxy Fold lets you totally immerse yourself in whatever you need, wherever you are, in the palm of your hand. Access your essentials on the cover display while holding Galaxy Fold comfortably in one hand and open it up to use multiple apps at once. Now, with Galaxy Fold, you can review charts while talking on a video call, and search information, all at once.”
Samsung wrote that it appreciates the patience from Galaxy fans all over the world. When the date nears closer to its launch, Samsung will release more information about pre-ordering and availability in the next market.