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Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung’s first foldable phone is delayed

If you thought you’d get your hands on Samsung’s Galaxy Fold next month, you may be waiting a little longer.

With reviewers overseas pointing out some pretty serious flaws in Samsung’s first foldable phone, it would be hardly surprising to see Samsung pull the phone back for some work before the rest of the world sees it.

And that’s exactly what’s happening, with Samsung declaring that it has postponed the launch of its Galaxy Fold.

It would have been Australia’s first foldable phone, but it might miss that spot now, as Samsung takes reviewer feedback and holds off the release date, putting it off for the moment with a release date to be set “in the coming weeks”.

According to Samsung, issues connected with the display could affect performance and the hinge, with display protection a serious matter as well.

“We will take measures to strengthen the display protection. We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer so that our customers get the most out of their Galaxy Fold,” Samsung said in a statement.

“We value the trust our customers place in us and they are always our top priority. Samsung is committed to working closely with customers and partners to move the industry forward. We want to thank them for their patience and understanding.”

That means the Samsung Galaxy Fold appears to be be delayed in coming to Australia, and indeed the rest of the world, as Samsung works to fix some of the mistakes it might have made releasing a product early.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

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