69 days after it was supposed to go on sale, Samsung announced its brand new launch window for the Galaxy Fold, its first-ever foldable cellphone. Or rather, a launch month: September. And only in select nations, as initially planned. Samsung mentioned it would share particular sale dates because the month nears — we would guess as early as August. With this announcement, the world’s largest cellphone-maker has, in the end, damaged its silence concerning the almost $2,000 device, which has been delayed since April 22 after reviewers reported screen breakages, flickering and bulging.
Though the Galaxy Fold preorders sold out on the first day, the cellphone never formally went on sale, and no preorder cash was collected. CNET’s review unit did not break, although it did experience minor damage to the screen. The Fold costs $1,980, which converts to about £1,500 or AU$2,800.
Along with a new launch window, Samsung additionally stated it fixed the issues that brought on some reviewers’ phones to break in the first place.
“All of us at Samsung admire the support and patience we have obtained from Galaxy followers everywhere in the world,” Samsung said in its statement. Samsung has additionally worked on improving apps, the corporate mentioned in its statement. The corporate added that it is conducting final quality control tests.
A new sales date acknowledges that Samsung still has faith in the foldable cellphone future, even when a few of its critics waver.