In the end, Samsung will relaunch the Galaxy Fold, with improvements stated to repair the display screen’s tendency to break, flicker or bulge because it did on some review devices (not CNET’s). Three months after pulling the plug on the foldable phone’s original Aril 26 sale date, the Galaxy Fold will now sell a while in September — Samsung stated it would announce the precise date afterward.
The Fold’s second chance comes at a time when Samsung is ramping up its Galaxy Note 10 launch, ahead of the iPhone 11 reveal. Rumor has it; the model can also be in the thick of developing two more 5G phones.
Samsung’s changes to the Galaxy Fold’s design include reinforcements to the display, inside the structure and hinge area that may help preserve the foldable cellphone more rigid — one thing its plastic display lacks — and assist keep dust and particles out.
The display screen’s protecting layer, which caused consternation and controversy when some reviewers removed it, now has a larger footprint that extends beyond the bezels. This movie stopped short in the unique design, leaving a border wide enough to drag it up with a fingernail.
Samsung supplied some photographs along with the announcement concerning the Fold’s new sale date, including a side view of the hinge.
The images are renders, however, not pictures. They usually are from straight-on angles, not detail photographs that focus on what’s changed.