What looked like a quick-fix analysis of the problem with a quick adjustment initially takes longer with the Galaxy Fold. Samsung still can not name a new appointment for the foldable smartphone. Instead, the manufacturer speaks vaguely of an announcement of a new appointment in a few weeks.
Originally the Galaxy Fold should have come on the market depending on the market at the end of April (USA) until the beginning of May (Germany). However, after problems with the display and a film applied to it piled up on numerous testers from the USA, Samsung had to postpone the market launch indefinitely.
Some foreigners got behind the display through the hinge and destroyed it. Other testers, in turn, had pulled off a protective film, whereupon the display was also damaged and the smartphone quit the service. A teardown of iFixit, which was later taken offline at Samsung's request, highlighted the vulnerabilities of the foldable smartphone.
Samsung wants to announce new timing
In May, Korean media reported that Samsung would soon announce a new date for the Galaxy Fold. Compared to the Korea Herald Samsung's smartphone boss DJ Koh said five weeks ago that Samsung had investigated the damage to the smartphone and would make a decision in the coming days to launch the market. Koh also assured that the Galaxy Fold will not be released too late.
Meanwhile, the planned market launch is about seven weeks back, at the unclear situation, but nothing has changed. A Samsung spokesman has now at least opposite CNet confirmed that Samsung “the timing“In the coming weeks will announce. In this statement, however, so much can be interpreted into that can not be expected with a speedy start to the market.
Samsung competes with a score of 10
Speaking of timing: For the beginning of August, as in the past year, the presentation of the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro is expected – that's only eight weeks left. If the Galaxy Fold would also be re-introduced in a few weeks, Samsung would only compete with it itself. Two smartphones with a large display would then face another smartphone with an even larger display.