Samsung Galaxy Fold is yet to get a new release date after its US launch got postponed in April. The company originally scheduled to launch the first ever foldable smartphone on April 26th in the US and even made it available for pre-orders. However, the US-based reviewers found out the flaw in its design which made the company postpone the launch indefinitely. While we are yet to get the official launch date, the US-based carrier AT&T has canceled all the pre-orders of the Galaxy Fold smartphone.
In an email sent to customers, the company mentioned the cancellation of the device is due to the delay in the launch of the product. However, the company will take new pre-orders once Samsung announces the new launch date. AT&T is also providing a USD 100 worth promotion card for the customers who pre-ordered the Galaxy Fold smartphone. Last month, BestBuy also canceled the Galaxy Fold pre-orders. Based on the leaks, the company will announce the new launch by the end of this month and the device will go on sale starting next month.
Even the Huawei Mate X foldable smartphone is rumored to hit the market in the month of July. With the ongoing battle with the US government, we don’t think Huawei will be launching the Mate X outside of China. Unlike Galaxy Fold, the Mate X comes with an out-folding design which makes it even more fragile. Talking about the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the reports suggest the company has fixed all the issues like closing gap beneath the hinge and tucking in the plastic film.
When the company earlier shipped the review units, the protective layer which looked like any screen protector on other smartphones is peeled off and it resulted in dead displays. Even several units saw debris entering inside the device through the gap at the top and bottom of the hinge. We hope no more issues come out once the device hits the market. The official announcement from Samsung about the launch date of the Galaxy Fold should be coming out in the next few days. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!