Samsung cancels all Galaxy Fold preorders ahead of launch

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The Fold launch as been a total fiasco.
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Samsung finally revealed the new launch date for the Galaxy Fold this morning, but if you already pre-ordered, you’ll have to get back in line.

Emails were sent out by Samsung to all customers that pre-ordered the Fold to notify them that their pre-order has been canceled so the company can “rethink the entire customer experience.”

To make up for the canceled pre-orders, Samsung told The Verge it is giving customers a $250 credit to buy anything in the Samsung store. In a funny coincidence, today’s the anniversary of the day Apple gave original iPhone buyers a $200 store credit when it dropped the price of the first iPhone.

Fold vs iPhone 11

The Galaxy Fold will go on sale close to when the iPhone 11 launches. South Korea gets the folding smartphone starting September 6. It will then go on sale in Germany, France, the UK and Singapore on September 18 and then in the US in a few weeks. Pre-orders for the $1,980 phone still aren’t available.

Apple is expected to unveil its three new iPhones at an event on September 10 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park. The new handsets will likely be in stores within the next few weeks. Although Apple’s not expected to release a folding iPhone any year soon, the iPhone 11 lineup is rumored to have a ton of new features including two-way wireless charging, Apple Pencil support, better low-light camera, a speedy A13 processor, improved battery life and more.