After problems caused an initial delay in Samsung’s first foldable phone, we now have an official release date.
18th September marks the day the Samsung Galaxy Fold will be released to the UK market. The original release date in April was postponed after early reviewers experienced problems with screens breaking on Samsung’s first foldable device.
Samsung has been rushing to launch the almost £1,900 handset before its rivals. In July the firm said improvements were underway to build strength in the screen and the phone would go on sale in September.
According to news site The Verge, some of the changes included:
- A reduction in the gap between the hinge and the display to prevent debris entering the mechanism.
- Adding plastic caps to the edges of the folding display to stop debris getting inside the device.
- Hiding the edges of the screen-protective layer under the bezels of the device to stop users peeling the laminate protection off.
In recent years Samsung has been experiencing growing competition from firms such as Chinese tech company, Huawei, who also plans to release its foldable handset this month.
Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy Fold in a small number of countries including South Korea, the US, the UK and Singapore.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold will have a host of new features including the ability to transform from phone to table. The device boasts a breakthrough camera system for “epic photos from any angle” according to Samsung.
Samsung has also ramped up its speed and storage, featuring 12GB of RAM, ideal for gaming, streaming and broadcasting, all at once. The foldable device includes 512GB of built-in storage; ample space for apps and media. The new design and improved funcationality makes the handset perfect as a business mobile.
Samsung Galaxy Fold is available for pre-registration via the Samsung website.