I have an iPhone 11 Pro, you won’t be surprised to learn (and I reviewed it). It’s stunningly polished and does almost everything I want a smartphone to do. Then there’s the larger ‘Max’ sister device, with larger, 6.5″ display. But is there a way, an idea, a concept to fit a 8 or 9″ display in your pocket in a similar physical form factor? I’ve been playing with dual screen (LG V50 DS) and folding (Samsung Galaxy Fold) flagships and have come away a little underwhelmed – the Future hasn’t arrived just yet!
Samsung Galaxy Fold
After months of delay due to major reliability issues, the fixed iteration of Galaxy Fold is now ready to go on sale. Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in South Korea on September 6, with a U.S. launch slated for later this month.
Samsung today announced that it is done tweaking the design of the Galaxy Fold to improve its reliability and the foldable device will go on sale in September.
Samsung’s woes with the Galaxy Fold don’t seem to end. After pushing the handset’s release date last month due to screen reliability complaints from reviewers, the company now says that it has no firm date as to when it will ship the pre-orders.
Last week was a bad one for Samsung as the display of the Galaxy Fold review units it sent out to certain publications broke within a day or two of use. Samsung was quick to issue a statement saying this is not a cause of concern and the launch of the Galaxy Fold will continue as planned. However, the company has now seemingly delayed the launch of the Galaxy Fold in China.
Finding a way to turn a trend into a longstanding feature is tough. Some things, like modular smartphones, don’t pick up steam like some companies thought they might. But if there is one thing to say about Samsung, it’s that the company does have a keen eye on picking out winners.
Samsung is launching its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, later this month. Initial hands-on impressions of the handset were pretty positive. But now, one day later, and the plastic display on the inside is already seeing some major issues.
Samsung’s first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, is yet to go on sale but the company is already working on two other foldable devices. The Korean company is developing a clamshell-like foldable device while the other one folds outside similar to the Mate X.
Samsung has, without a doubt, announced one of the most exciting smartphone products in a long while today (oh, and also the new Galaxy S10 lineup). But it has also introduced a price tag as a huge gatekeeper.