Samsung has announced that the company is now ready to release its first-ever foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold into the market. First revealed to the world back in February alongside the Galaxy S10 series, it was supposed to be out in the market back in April or May, for Malaysia.
However, Samsung has decided to delay the release of the device after early review units were not durable enough to withstand real life usages. This is despite the fact that the company has actually released a video that showed Galaxy Fold going through more than 200,000 folds and unfolds cycle.
These are the improvements that Samsung has implements on Galaxy Fold according to its announcement:
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 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.
Improved user experience through apps and services optimization.
The price of the Galaxy Fold remains the same though at USD 1,980 which equivalent to around RM 8,155 according to today’s exchange rate.
Meanwhile, the specific release date for Galaxy Fold in our market has yet been revealed by Samsung Malaysia. We are now reaching out to the company to obtain further information, so stay tuned.