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Samsung officially delays release date of Galaxy Fold smartphone

Samsung has pushed the launch back of the Galaxy Fold from the original target of April 26.

It was recently reported that Samsung has postponed the Galaxy Fold launch event in Hong Kong and China at an event, which was scheduled to take place on 23rd and 24th April respectively. Now, Samsung has officially released a press statement confirming that the Fold’s launch date has been postponed indefinitely.

The US launch event was scheduled for April 26. The company says it has pushed the launch back of the Galaxy Fold from the original said date of April 26. The news comes after reviewers in the US have recently confirmed that theinner display on their Galaxy Fold malfunctioned.

“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,” the company said in a statement.

“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,” said the statement. “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.”

Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy Fold has recently been confirmed to coming in India soon, but there is no official launch date as yet. DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division has confirmed that an Indian launch will certainly happen. He also said that the phone would be manufactured in India, but will not use the ‘Made in India’ logo.

To recall, Samsung Galaxy Fold has two screens, a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9) cover display on the front and a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED tablet screen with 4.2:3 aspect ratio when the phone is unfolded. There is a total of six cameras on the phone including three on the back (when folded in phone mode), one in front (also in phone mode), and two inside (in tablet mode). It runs on Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 9 Pie. It is powered by an octa-core processor paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. There are two batteries on the inside of the two foldable slabs which amount to a total of 4,380mAh.

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