Samsung's Galaxy Fold Is Set to Launch in Korea Next Week Now That It's No Longer a Piece of Crap

By Shabana Arif on at

After a few turbulent months of panicked troubleshooting, Samsung is finally ready to unveil its Galaxy Fold which is reportedly launching in Korea on September 6.

Back in June, Samsung's Kim Seong-cheol said that the smartphone was pretty much ready for release, following the implementation of fixes to sort out the buggered-up screens and hinges.

A September launch window has provisionally been on the cards, with the end of the month looking likely, but Korean news site yna has reported that now that Samsung has a phone that's not going to fall apart within five minutes, it's keen to getting it out there, and has moved up the launch date accordingly.

Apparently, the new and improved version of the Fold will be unveiled at IFA 2019 next week. The second iteration of the handset includes a Flex Display that extends "beyond the bezel, making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed." There are also added metal layers beneath the Infinity Flex Display "to reinforce the protection of the display."

The hinges have been reinforced with "newly added protection caps", and the space between the hinge and body has been reduced. Presumably this has all been rigorously tested because if they roll it out and have even more issues, Samsung is going to look like a clown show.

The Galaxy Fold is also set to launch in the US next month, and while there's no news on other regions' launch dates, the price point is expected to sit around £1800. [Pocket-Lint]