Samsung refines the design of the Galaxy Fold, but is it enough?
May 20, 2019

The question is will you still buy it?

After initial reviews of the Galaxy Fold showed how fragile the screen is, Samsung postponed its official launch and said that it will be looking at the device’s flaws before releasing it commercially. It’s a good save for Samsung, especially considering how the Galaxy Note 7 issues that happened a couple of years ago was handled.

Samsung said that it is canceling and refunding users who have pre-ordered their units and didn’t say when we can expect an official launch. Much of the Galaxy Fold’s flaws came from a protective layer that came with the device, which shouldn’t be removed. Reviewers who got the device assumed that the protective layer was a screen protector, which they then hastily removed. This resulted in damaged screens and others also report that the gap inside the screen when folded also allowed dust to come in which could also damage it (imagine if it was in a sandstorm here in the UAE). It was a design flaw, but good thing Samsung pulled it out before release.

SamMobile is now reporting details on what has changed in the design of the Galaxy Fold: the new version has the protective film tucked inside the body so users can’t easily remove it. There will also be a more noticeable warning telling you not to remove it. It is also reducing the size of the gap of the top and bottom of the device’s hinge to prevent debris from going in. It was also reported that Samsung is looking to release the Galaxy Fold around June.

The $2000 Galaxy Fold features a 4.6-inch screen when folded, and opens up a larger 7.3-inch display. As far as specifications are concerned you can still expect the same hardware that was initially announced: Snapdragon 855, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. There’s also the same triple camera setup found on the Galaxy S10+.

Even if Samsung eventually fixes the troubled screen of the Galaxy Fold, will you still shell out the money to buy it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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