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Samsung Says It Has Fixed Galaxy Fold’s Screen Wear Issues And Will Be Going On Sale Soon

Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Fold will be going on sale in September. If you are wondering about the fact that Galaxy Fold was supposed to go on sale back in April of this year; you are right, it was. However, when reviewers reported different problems with the latest phone by Samsung; the release was pushed back. The reported problems, including broken screens.

Samsung has said that it took its time to ‘fully evaluate the product design, make necessary improvements and run rigorous tests to validate the changes [they] made.’ In February of 2019, tech reviewers were provided with early copies of the Samsung Galaxy Fold – a phone that was being promoted by Samsung as a gamechanger for the smartphone industry. 

One or two of the reviewers removed thin films from the front of the phones that they received. They thought that they were merely removing the optional protective layer as is done with all the smartphones – those of you who have bought new smartphones can relate to this. However, as it turned out, the thin film was actually a crucial component of the phone and removing it ended up creating serious screen problems.

In a statement, Samsung has said, ‘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.’ The improvements also include the increase in strength of the hinge area using new protection caps. The space between the hinge and the body of the Galaxy Fold has also undergone reduction.

Samsung is hoping that its re-unveiling of the Galaxy Fold goes without any other kind of incident. The phone will have a retail price of $2,000 and will be able available in ‘select markets’ in September.