The Fold's release was delayed to sort out severe problems with its display, forcing retailers and carriers to cancel the pre-orders they had taken. Samsung has constantly assured everyone that the phone will return soon. The Galaxy Fold is the first smartphone to have a truly foldable screen and it even costs more than any Samsung device.
There were several issues with the test units of Galaxy Fold when they were out for review. The South Korean tech company acknowledged the glitches and went back to the drawing board to come up with a finished quality product. Even Huawei followed the same path and held off on its own Mate X release, citing Samsung's issues as a preliminary tale.
Now, at a conference held by The Korean Information Display Society in Seoul on 18 June, Samsung Display Vice President, Kim Seong-Cheol, said that most of the screen related issues of Galaxy fold have been "ironed out" and it is "ready" to hit the markets, reported The Investor (http://www.theinvestor.co.kr/view.php?ud=20190619000593&ACE_MAIN=2).
We should highlight that Kim is not an employee of Samsung Electronics' mobile division, but rather the firm's display-manufacturing arm. He's likely to have worked closely with Fold team, but his exposure could be limited to the display only. He may not have the insight to definitively tell us when the phone is launching.
The Galaxy Fold has a 4.6-inch single folding AMOLED display and can be turned into a tablet with a screen size of 7.3-inches. The outer 21:9 screen has a resolution of 840x1960 and the unfolded screen has a resolution of 1,536 x 2,152.
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Samsung has been promising release news “in coming weeks” for several weeks now. Understandably, the company hasn't been rushing to get the handset back out. The company has experienced a similar debacle previously with Note 7 and it understands patience is the key.
The Fold comes with a tag price of US$ 1,980 (Rs 1,37,000). Samsung is expected to launch the Note 10 in the first week of August, and there is a possibility the Fold will launch after it.