When Samsung sent out the Galaxy Fold to reviewers for review, it seems that they did not teach these reviewers how to handle the phone properly, leading to some of them damaging their devices. To Samsung’s credit, the company took responsibility for it and recalled those review units, vowing to make improvements so that they would be more durable.
The handset’s official public launch has since been delayed with no word on when the phones are expected to be ready for the public again. However, a report from the Yonhap News Agency has revealed some of the steps that Samsung has taken to improve upon the build of the handset, and are also claiming that the phone is now expected to be released in June.
One of the changes Samsung made was to tuck the protective layer of the screen into the display of the phone. This was one of the issues that reviewers ran into where they thought it was a screen protector that could be removed. Samsung is also said to have made the gap between the top and bottom parts of the hinge smaller, thus preventing larger bits of dust and debris from getting caught in between which could lead to further damage.
The testing of the new build is said to be underway with carriers in South Korea, and that the company will most likely announce a new release date for the handset later this month.
- 362 PPI
- f/1.5 Aperture
- Wireless Charging
- Snapdragon 855