Samsung Galaxy Fold Smartphone Relaunches in September

South Korean Tech Giant Samsung is about to attempt a do-over with its foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold.

Samsung initially announced an April 2019 release date, however, early testers detected problems with the plastic screen before making a shelve debut.

Galaxy Fold

Apparently, Samsung has fixed issues with the hinge and screen bluging at the halfway mark. Once completed, the handset will be relaunched in September 2019.

In addition to fixing the screen issue, Samsung is rumored making slight changes to the design.

The display had the tendency of breaking, bulging or flickering right at the hinge. They also made improvements such as reinforcements to the screen, internal structure and hinge area which makes the device more rigid and hopefully more durable.

The protective film layer on the device now spans beyond the bezels, unlike the previous model that stopped short allowing the user to removing the layer with small sharp objects or simply using their fingernails.

Samsung also released official images showing where they went back to the drawing board and made fixes to the vulnerabilities detected by the pre-launch test users and reviewers.

Available for Pre-order

The Galaxy Fold is now up for pre-order on Samsung’s website, despite the fact that they still haven’t released an exact date but only indicated that it would be sometime in September.

No word on the exact price either if it will remain at the previously announced $1980 but if we should estimate, it should be just around $2000 per unit. Almost twice the price of the Galaxy S10, but we know many of us will fork over the money just to be an early adopter.

Galaxy Fold Specs Rundown

Hardware and software specifications remain the same and here’s a quick rundown.

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The phone features a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1680 x 720 resolution when folded and opens up to a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED display with a 2152 x 1536 resolution.

The Fold powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor which is accompanied by 12GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. Unfortunately, Samsung didn’t add a microSD card slot, but there’s always cloud storage as a backup.

Other impressive noteworthy feature includes its three-lens camera setup; the setup includes a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with Super Speed Dual Pixel autofocus and the final lens is a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom.

Upfront there is a 10-megapixel selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.2. There is a 5G and an LTE variant with the LTE getting a 4380mAh battery and the 5G variant will get a 4235mAh battery.

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