Samsung Galaxy Fold Launching in Korea Tomorrow, US Launch Expected Soon

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is back. The device’s launch has been what can only be called an embarrassing mess for Samsung as a product maker. Here’s a quick recap:

Samsung announced its first foldable phone back in November 2018, and then formally unveiled it as the Galaxy Fold ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February. At the time, the consumer electronics giant said it would make the $2000 handset available to customers starting on April 26. But that never happened: After many of the first reviewers experienced massive hardware failures with the Galaxy Fold, including scratched and broken displays, Samsung finally bowed to the inevitable. On the eve of the expected launch, it finally delayed the release indefinitely. Two weeks later, it canceled all customer preorders too.

And as Samsung promised to launch the new Galaxy Fold is September, the company is finally delivering on its promises this week. The new Galaxy Fold will be available in South Korea tomorrow, followed by a more global launch in the coming weeks. With the improved Galaxy Fold, Samsung has extended the protective layer for the folding display, added new reinforcements and metal layers under the display to protect the folding display. That will, hopefully, solve the issue that’s led to all of this.

Samsung is even launching a new Galaxy Fold 5G variant that comes with 5G connectivity integrated out of the box. Samsung says the 5G option will be available in select countries, according to the company.

So what about other countries? Samsung isn’t saying exactly when the Galaxy Fold will launch outside of South Korea yet. Samsung says the Galaxy Fold will be available in France, Germany, Singapore, and more soon. As for the US, the company announced the device will arrive in the coming weeks. It’s also launching a new Galaxy Fold Premiere Service to give customers in the States access to 24/7 premium customer service for the Galaxy Fold.

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  • Daekar

    05 September, 2019 - 8:25 am

    <p>Keep your fingers crossed they work better this time. It will be years before something like this ends up in my hands, but it would be nice to see that clock start ticking down sooner rather than later. </p>

  • chaad_losan

    05 September, 2019 - 2:14 pm

    <p>Let the fractured screen posts begins!</p>

  • sharpsone

    05 September, 2019 - 5:59 pm

    <p>The race to the next big thing is costly and questionable. These phones are destined to fail after a few drops. Case it up and it will be even more difficult to wield in-out of pockets. The idea is intriguing but not sure if people are ready to pack a large folded device in pockets….phablets at 6.4" are bad enough. </p><p><br></p><p>I want to see if MS releases a dual screen surface. I want a 6-8" device for around the house but I don't want another android, Amazon or Apple device. </p>


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