Back in February, Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy Fold at its unpacked event. While it wasn’t the first foldable smartphone, it still got a lot of headlines. Sadly though, the smartphone’s pre-orders had to be canceled, owing to the bad build quality of the design which caused a lot of the units to fail. Well, Samsung has been working hard to fix things, and I guess we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The company is ready to launch the Galaxy Fold, and it will be coming pretty soon.
Samsung Galaxy Fold coming this September
As announced in an official blog post, Samsung has confirmed that the company is conducting final product tests to make Galaxy Fold available to consumers starting from September in select markets. They’ve also incorporated design and construction improvements to ensure the device works as intended. First off, the top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display has been extended beyond the bezel. This makes it an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed. Secondly, there are 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. What’s more, is that additional metal layers underneath the Infinity Flex Display have been included to reinforce the protection of the display. Lastly, the space between the hinge and body of Galaxy Fold has been reduced. Samsung has also stated that apart from the hardware, the company has been working on the software front as well. The company has been working on improving the overall Galaxy Fold user experience. This includes optimizing more apps and services for its unique foldable UX.
Huawei Mate X vs Samsung Galaxy Fold
While Samsung seems to be confident in its phone the second time around, Huawei isn’t far behind. Already the Chinese giant has an edge over Samsung when it comes to the overall design, with more consumers preferring the former. While Huawei is still involved in the US trade war, the Mate X has passed the TENAA certification, suggesting an imminent launch. What remains to be seen is which company will be the first to roll out an easily available (and expensive) foldable smartphone. Let us know your thoughts about the same in the comments below.