Reviewers back in April reported that the handset was breaking upon first interactions with the device. One user reported that the screen was “completely broken and unusable just two days in.” Samsung admitted in a statement following the Galaxy Fold’s inaugural roll-out that “Initial findings from the inspection of reported issues on the display showed that they could be associated with impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge. There was also an instance where substances found inside the device affected the display performance.”
Since then, Samsung has worked to redevelop its Galaxy Fold. Samsung has extended the protective layer above the Fold’s 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display so that it goes beyond the bezel, and has improved the top and bottom hinges so that they are further protected against particles going inside them. The space between the hinge and body has been reduced, while new metal layers under the display have been added for all-round durability.
Samsung said in a statement:
Along with these improvements, Samsung has also been continuously working to improve the overall Galaxy Fold user experience, including optimizing more apps and services for its unique foldable UX. Samsung is conducting final product tests to make Galaxy Fold available to consumers starting from September in select markets. Availability details will be shared as we get closer to the launch.
In other news, Apple’s three upcoming iPhone 11s have been reportedly confirmed.
— Samsung US Newsroom (@SamsungNewsUS) July 25, 2019