Samsung Has Postponed Galaxy Fold Launch Events: Report


Several smartphone reviewers had earlier complained of breaking screens in the new Samsung device

Reuters reported that Samsung has postponed Galaxy Fold launch events that were scheduled to take place this week. Samsung Fold was unveiled at a price of $ 2,000. It is to be noted here the Korea-based electronics giant has only postponed the launch events that were scheduled to be held in Hong Kong and Shangai, the timeline for the US event remains unchanged.

DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and mobile communications division, Samsung Electronics had earlier said, “We created Galaxy Fold for those that want to experience what a premium foldable device can do, beyond the limitations of a traditional smartphone.”

Samsung Fold’s screen breaking issues

Samsung had recently started sending Galaxy Fold units to media houses and reviewers. Screens of some of these units, as reported by some people, were breaking withing days of use.

Marques Brownlee (Twitter Handle @MKBHD), on of the most popular smartphone reviewers in the world, tweeted, “PSA: There’s a layer that appears to be a screen protector on the Galaxy Fold’s display. It’s not a screen protector. Do not remove it. I got this far peeling it off before the display spazzed and blacked out. Started over with a replacement.”

Samsung Fold specifications

The company, at the time of unveiling of Samsung Galaxy Fold, had said that its first foldable smartphone is a category of its own. Company’s official statement had read, “The internal screen does not merely bend. It folds. Folding is a more intuitive motion, and a more difficult innovation to deliver. Samsung invented a new polymer layer and created a display around 50 per cent thinner than the typical smartphone display.”

Samsung said that it has engineered a sophisticated hinge with multiple interlocking gears. This system is housed in a hidden enclosure. The brand has used two batteries in the smartphone. Galaxy Fold smartphone is based on Android Pie. It is powered by a 12 GB RAM coupled with 512 GB ROM.

Galaxy Fold smartphone features six camera lenses—three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover. The camera on the cover is 10 MP lens with F2.2 aperture. The rear triple camera setup on the device includes a 16 MP ultra wide camera, a 12 MP wide-angle camera and a 12 MP telephoto camera. The dual front camera setup features a 10 MP selfie camera and a 8 MP RGB depth camera.