Samsung has announced that it will now roll out its foldable smartphone come September. This is coming after the company announced that it has made improvements to the design and construction. The device was earlier unveiled back in February and was expected to go on sale in April. It has now been rescheduled for September after reports of design flaws, especially with the screen and the body of the device.
Samsung said it had ran rigorous tests to validate the changes and that the design and construction improvements include:
- The top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display has been extended beyond the bezel, making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed.
- Galaxy Fold features additional reinforcements to better protect the device from external particles while maintaining its signature foldable experience:
- The top and bottom of the hinge area have been strengthened with newly added protection caps.
- Additional metal layers underneath the Infinity Flex Display have been included to reinforce the protection of the display.
- The space between the hinge and body of Galaxy Fold has been reduced.
Along with these improvements, Samsung said that it has also been continuously working to improve the overall Galaxy Fold user experience, including optimizing more apps and services for its unique foldable UX.
After the final product tests are over, the Galaxy Fold will be available to consumers starting from September in select markets.
Source: Samsung News