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Samsung officially postpones the Launch of the Galaxy Fold globally

There was a report earlier about Samsung postponing the Galaxy fold launch event in Asia and now the company has just officially announced that the Galaxy fold launch has been put on hold globally and the new date will be communicated later on.
Samsung already sent an email to all those who pre-ordered the device.
"Last week we shared some of the first production units with reviewers in the US. Many reviewers shared with us the vast potential they saw for this new form factor, but a few had some issues. We want our customers to have the best experience possible which is why, after initial feedback, we have decided to delay the release of the category-changing Galaxy Fold to make sure it measures up to the high standards we know you expect from us."
The reason for the change of date is not far fetched as there have been multiple cases of the review units given to influencers developing screen issues within 48 hours of use. The screen issue was mostly due to users inadvertently removing the protective film on the display, which they thought was just a disposable screen protector similar to the ones pre-installed on many smartphones nowadays.

Samsung initially release a statement last week acknowledging the problem and also promising to investigate and fix it before the April 26 launch date, but it seems the problem is way more critical than they initially thought as Samsung has now been forced to delay the launch event.

According to an official statement by Samsung;
"We recently unveiled a completely new mobile category: a smartphone using multiple new technologies and materials to create a display that is flexible enough to fold. We are encouraged by the excitement around the Galaxy Fold.While many reviewers shared with us the vast potential they see, some also showed us how the device needs further improvements that could ensure the best possible user experience.To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold. We plan to announce the release date in the coming weeks.Initial findings from the inspection of reported issues on the display showed that they could be associated with impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge. There was also an instance where substances found inside the device affected the display performance.We will take measures to strengthen the display protection. We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer so that our customers get the most out of their Galaxy Fold.We value the trust our customers place in us and they are always our top priority. Samsung is committed to working closely with customers and partners to move the industry forward. We want to thank them for their patience and understanding"
There is no new date yet for the Galaxy fold launch but it's expected to be within a month's time. Huawei is also expected to launch its own foldable smartphone the "Mate X" by June of this year but there have been a couple of conflicting reports that the launch might be pushed back to September. Huawei has however dismissed this rumour.

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