Samsung Galaxy Fold, which was supposed to be launched in this week, is supposedly postponed. This was confirmed by a report from The Wall Street Journal on 22nd of April, 2019.
The launch is scheduled at Hong Kong and Shanghai on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. But there has been certain issues with the devices operated by certain reviewers. Read on further to get more details regarding this issue.
Report on the delay of Samsung’s first foldable phone –
SEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co. delayed the rollout of its Galaxy Fold because of technical problems just days ahead of its planned launch, a blow to the hardware giant and its hopes for a product it billed as one of the smartphone market’s biggest innovations in years.
The Galaxy Fold, the industry’s first mainstream foldable-screen device, was slated to reach shelves in the U.S. on Friday, priced at nearly $2,000. But problems with phones being used by reviewers prompted Samsung to push off the debut, the company said Monday.
Samsung’s initial response seemed aimed at mitigating pushback, writing, “A limited number of early Galaxy Fold samples were provided to media for review. We have received a few reports regarding the main display on the samples provided. We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter.”
More Insight –
What seems to be the issue with the Galaxy Fold?
Certain number of reviewers had received the Samsung Galaxy Fold, in order to check how the device works and for any faults in it. During this, many reviewers had reported various technical problems. This included malfunctioning displays.
TechCrunch’s Brian Heater said the following –
“It also went on to note that the problems may have stemmed from users attempting to peel back a “protective layer.” Things took a turn to the more cautious over the weekend, however, when it was reported that the phone’s launch events in parts of Asia would be delayed (we reached out about that, as well, but haven’t heard back). Since then, a larger delay has seemed all but inevitable.
I’ve not experienced any issues with my own device yet, but this sort of thing can’t be ignored. There’s no firm timeframe for the launch, though the phone is still expected “in the coming weeks,” at some point in May. We’ve reached out to Samsung for comment and will update accordingly.”