Samsung’s redesigned Galaxy Fold will release this September

Samsung's redesigned Galaxy Fold will release this September

Samsung’s redesigned Galaxy Fold will release this September

The launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold smartphone was set to be a disaster for the company, with review units of their latest flagship phone appearing to fail one after the other. These review units highlighted a number of issues with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, forcing Samsung to delay the release of the product as fixes were implemented.

Today, Samsung has confirmed that their Galaxy Fold smartphone will release in September with a suite of design improvements, all of which are designed to make their device less prone to damage. These tweaks include adjustments to the protective layer on the phone’s folding screen (which was removed by some reviewers, damaging the device), the addition of reinforcements to protect the device from “external particles” and reduced space between the Galaxy Fold’s hinge and its body, which hints at tighter design tolerances. 

Samsung’s secrecy surrounding their original Galaxy Fold design is likely what lead to the device’s failure, as the failure rate of review samples, and the issues that caused them should have been discovered by Samsung during field testing. Below is a list of design improvements that Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold phone features. This list comes courtesy of Anandtech. 

     – The top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display has been extended beyond the bezel, making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed.

– Galaxy Fold features additional reinforcements to better protect the device from external particles while maintaining its signature foldable experience:

– The top and bottom of the hinge area have been strengthened with newly added protection caps.

– Additional metal layers underneath the Infinity Flex Display have been included to reinforce the protection of the display

– The space between the hinge and body of Galaxy Fold has been reduced.


Samsung's redesigned Galaxy Fold will release this September  
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is due to release in September in selected markets for $1,980, £1,799 and €2,000. More details about Samsung’s Galaxy Fold will become available closer to launch. 

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