It’s been three months since Samsung postponed the release of the Galaxy Fold due to screen issues, but it looks like the Korean tech giant is ready to give their foldable phone another go.
In an announcement made earlier today, Samsung said that they’ve made “improvements” to the phone’s design and construction. At first glance the revised version looks pretty much identical to its predecessor, but subtle changes have apparently been made to prevent the screen from easily cracking again.
The top protective layer, for example (which many reviewers mistook for a screen protector), 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.”
On top of that, the hinge has been strengthened with protection caps, additional metal layers have been added to reinforce the display, and the space between the hinge and body has been reduced as well.
Samsung is so confident in their new design, in fact, that they’ve even revealed a new release date — the Galaxy Fold 2.0 will be released in “selected markets” in September, and retail at the unchanged price of US$1,980.
The revised release date puts the Galaxy Fold in direct competition with the Huawei Mate X, which is also slated to hit the market in September. The battle of the foldable phones might have been delayed, but it looks like things are going to ramp up again in the coming months.
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