Samsung isn’t yet ready to commit to a release date for its troubled Galaxy Fold. Information leaking out last month had indicated the delayed folding handset might be out before July. However, Samsung said today that it isn’t prepared to commit to a timeframe.
“We will announce timing in the coming weeks,” the Korean company told Cnet, apparently indicating it hasn’t given up.
The Galaxy Fold was supposed to launch in April, but several journalists immediately ran into serious problems with their review units failing. The introduction was pushed back. And back.
The company is reportedly redesigning the all-important hinge. And also making the built-in screen protector harder to peel off.
Samsung Galaxy Fold vs. Apple iPhone Fold
With a $1,980 price, the Galaxy Fold was never expected to be significant competition for the 2019 iPhone models. However, it was taken as evidence that Samsung is more innovative than Apple. The very troubled launch of this device has certainly showed the advantages of the iPhone maker’s more cautious approach to new technologies.
Even so, Apple recently received a patent for a hinge design in a foldable phone, proving the company is certainly exploring the concept. That night not happen until 2021, or after Corning works the problems out of flexible glass screens. The Samsung and Huawei folding handsets have plastic ones.