Samsung plans to announce a new release date for its Galaxy Fold smartphone soon, according to The Korea Herald . Co-CEO DJ Koh, responsible for Samsung's mobile business, told the newspaper that the company "has reviewed the defect caused by substances [that entered the device] and we will come to a conclusion today or tomorrow [on the launch]."
That language suggests that the company may have found a solution to the problem found by our own Dieter Bohn, whose Galaxy Fold review unit developed a bulge under the screen after only a day of use. Samsung plans to improve the durability of the exposed areas of the hinge, according to the Herald and will also reduce the gap between the screen bevels and its protective layer. Some reviewers, without realizing it, managed to cause a malfunction of the screen by removing that layer, which was sent as a normal disposable screen protector.
Koh also said: "We will not be too late" in response to a question about whether the Galaxy Fold could be shipped to the US. UU Within a month. Yesterday, it emerged that Samsung would cancel any advance order if the phone is not sent before May 31, unless customers notify the company otherwise, but it seems that the company plans to launch the device sooner than expected.
As a minimum, Koh's comments confirm that the Galaxy Fold has not been canceled completely. But it goes without saying, of course, that anyone seriously considering buying this phone should see what happens with the greatest skepticism.