Samsung may delay the Galaxy Fold's release by a month

Looks like Samsung may delay the Galaxy Fold's official release another month due to some critical issues with the phone.


UPDATE: Samsung has released a statement noting that it is indeed delaying the Samsung Galaxy Fold and will announce a new release date "in the coming weeks." 

It looks like Samsung is having a bit of trouble when it comes to pushing out its upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold on time (and without issue.)

A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Samsung is looking to delay the release of its first folding phone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, but a month. The report sources "people familiar with the matter," but Samsung has yet to offer any clarification or comment on the matter.

The news comes after Samsung was reportedly delaying the phone's release in China alone, but now it seems the launch in general for worldwide users has been pushed back. It's almost definitely due to all the issues reviewers have been having with the device, like the Fold review units ceasing to work after just a few days of use.

Others accidentally removed what appeared to be some sort of a phone protector screen on the device, which was never meant to be removed. These are all due to defects by the manufacturer, but have been so widespread since reviewers got their hands on the devices that it's not hard to see why Samsung is opting for the extra time to fix the problem.

Given that the Samsung Galaxy Fold is a whopping $2,000, it's clear that if it's breaking this easily and ceasing to work entirely, it needs more time in the oven. We've seen Samsung dealing with issues like this in the past, like with the multiple problems it had with the Galaxy Note device, but Samsung's silence is telling. And honestly, seeing these screens breaking like this is really a bad look. Hopefully this isn't indicative of the phone's future quality. 

Shacknews reached out to Samsung about the potential delay but did not hear back from the company at the time of publication. We will update this article if and when Samsung replies to our requests for comment. 

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    April 22, 2019 10:15 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Samsung may delay the Galaxy Fold's release by a month

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      April 22, 2019 10:22 AM

      At least it doesn't explode

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      April 22, 2019 10:35 AM

      Not sure who was actually going to buy one but how in the world did this display issue never become a problem to the people testing it? Or do they only do their durability tests in their robotic factories?

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        April 22, 2019 10:37 AM

        more than likely QA documented it, advised people against it, and someone in management decided the risk was acceptable in order to meet some marketing deadline source: i work in QA

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          April 22, 2019 10:48 AM

          It’s a document feature!

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            April 22, 2019 10:55 AM

            i understand it's almost impossible to release a product with no customer pain points, but the amount of times I've seen massive problems get ignored is astounding

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        April 22, 2019 10:39 AM

        The same way the iPhone 4's antenna slipped through.

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          April 22, 2019 10:45 AM

          Samsung caught it before it went on sale and didn't berate its customers for "holding it wrong".

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        April 22, 2019 10:43 AM

        QA: are you kidding with this phone
        Management: nope. shipping brb

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        April 22, 2019 10:45 AM

        how many halfs of a phone do you Really need

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        April 22, 2019 8:11 PM

        Wasn't the issue people ripping off a screen protector?

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      April 22, 2019 3:00 PM

      Not just a month now. Indefinitely until they can fix issues.

      That is good, but also what the fuck were they thinking that they had planned to go through with it right up until the last minute.

      If it wasn’t for reviewers do Samsung’s QC job the thing would have shipped and been a disaster.

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