For the first time since the postponed market launch, Samsung has commented on the new edition of the improved Galaxy Fold. Samsung wants to launch the new generation with changes in several areas in September.
The official press release states that the manufacturer has fully evaluated the product design, made the necessary improvements and rigorously tested the product. Samsung has made the Galaxy Fold exactly the changes that had been circulating for months through the rumor mill. Affected by this are the foil of the display and the hinge of the smartphone.
New display screen wraps around screen
The slide of the display, which was often accidentally removed by the first generation of early testers, because it gave the impression of a transport foil, as it can be found, for example, in the Galaxy S10 series, now extends not just until to the edge of the display, but beyond and completely surrounds the screen. Samsung wants to make clear by this measure that the film is an integral part of the display, which should not be removed.
Tees protect the hinge
Three other changes affect the hinge, whose upper and lower areas, as well as the back side, previously had gaps through which potentially foreign objects could enter the device. Some testers had tiny particles in the smartphone and reached behind the display, which was irreparably damaged.
Samsung now protects the top and bottom of the hinge with two T-shaped covers that cover the area between the display bezel, display edge and hinge. Below the display, Samsung has added additional metal layers to protect the display from damage. The hinge itself has been revised Samsung to the effect that the space between the hinge and housing of the two smartphone halves has been slightly reduced.
New market launch in September
The market launch is planned for selected markets from September. Rumors of SamMobile According to the new edition will initially come in the US, the UK, Germany, France and India on the market. For details, Samsung has not commented yet. Samsung has not yet communicated a new price, but this should remain unchanged at 2,000 euros.