Last week, we have seen the displays of the Galaxy Fold review units breaking just a day of regular usage. The company then came out saying they will thoroughly inspect the broken units in person to determine the cause of the matter. However, it still decided to launch the product on the earlier announced launch date, i.e. April 26th. The recent report suggests Samsung has indefinitely postponed the Galaxy Fold smartphone launch in China and Hong Kong.
Now, the company also officially confirmed the delay in the launch of the Galaxy Fold smartphone in the US. Samsung will announce the new launch date in the coming weeks. The protective layer which is the main reason for display issues might be further extended to go under the edge of the display. As of now, it is applied same as the cheap screen protector on any smartphone. We might also more warnings to keep the protective layer intact.
While the initial failures were caused due to the removal of the plastic protective layer on the top, there are few incidents where the display went dead even when the top plastic layer is untouched. The company is fixing the protective layer issue by extending its edges to go all over the edges. However, there is no word about the manufacturer defects like the small bulge appeared on the Verge’s Galaxy Fold review unit. The Galaxy Fold is the world’s first foldable smartphone to hit the mainstream market.
The company has already several pre-orders for the Galaxy Fold in the US. Considering it is a first-gen device, even we can’t expect it to be in perfect condition. However, the guy who is paying $1980 for a smartphone doesn’t want it to go dead after a few hours of usage. Talking about the hardware, the Galaxy Fold sports a 7.3-inch foldable Dynamic AMOLED display and a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED cover display.
It is powered by the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 485 CPU and Adreno 640 GPU. The device offers 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. It also runs on the Android 9.0 Pie based OneUI of the box. It packs 4,380mAh battery and supports fast charging and wireless fast charging. As seen on the Galaxy S10e, the Galaxy Fold also sports a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy Fold comes with a total of six camera sensors.
The notch on the foldable display sports 10MP Dual Pixel camera with f/1.9 aperture and an 8MP depth camera with f/2.2 aperture. On the rear, there is a triple camera setup featuring 12MP Dual Pixel camera with variable aperture (f/2.4-f/1.5), a 12MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture. There is even a single 10MP camera with f/2.2 aperture on the top of the cover display. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!