Samsung Electronics will launch its first foldable phone Galaxy Fold worldwide in September, about five months after controversy was raised over its screen defects by reviewers in the United States in April.
Samsung Electronics announced on July 25 that it would launch the foldable handset in the global market sequentially. The company said it has reinforced the design of the Galaxy Fold and completed its tests.
The Galaxy Fold was originally set to go on sale in the United States in April and in Korea in May, but the launch of the Galaxy Fold was postponed as U.S. media outlets pointed out that the screen has defects.
To address the problems, Samsung Electronics extended the Infinity Flex Display protective film to the bottom of the bezel to cover the Galaxy Fold’s entire screen. This prevents users from removing the protective film at will.
Protection caps on the top and bottom of the foldable phone strengthen its durability by protecting the product from external foreign materials. A new metal layer was put on the back of the Infinity Flex display to better protect it. The gaps between the hinge structure and the front and rear body of the Galaxy Fold was also minimized.
Currently, Samsung Electronics is testing the final product of the Galaxy Fold. The foldable handset will hit the global market in September. The launch schedule is intended to avoid overlapping with the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 in New York on Aug. 7 (local time), industry experts say.