And, with Samsung now king of the smartphone world, winning T3's hyper prestigious best phone award this year with its superlative Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, and very much operating at full power in terms of innovation and quality, the Chinese maker will be no doubt be steeling itself for another strong showing with the Note 10 and planning how it can counter-attack. However, the Galaxy Fold didn't quite hit the shelves as the review units started showing issues with the screen.
As depicted within the patent, which you can view here, a rolling mechanism is used to roll up and unroll the device which can result in a display that's nearly thrice as large, unfolded, as what you see when the handset is in its most compact form.
What was meant to be the next step in phone evolutions was, reported The Independent, branded by Koh as "embarrassing", due to being blighted by durability problems mere weeks before its launch. He told the publication that he pushed for the launch of the device before it was ready. Huawei in particular, was viewed as the main rival - it had already overtaken Apple and the company's Mate X was a success worldwide. And while we still don't have an official launch date for Samsung's first foldable smartphone, at least the company's ready to admit that it fumbled the ball on this one. According to him, "At the moment, more than 2,000 devices are being tested right now in all aspects". "We defined all the issues. Some isseus we didn't even think about, but thanks to our reviewers, mass volume testing is ongoing". Previously, the feature was only available in certain regions of the world, but as of this week, Night mode makes its way west, starting with a security patch that rolled out to AT&T Galaxy S10 models on Monday. Koh insists that the release of the device is going to happen but doesn't provide a specific time frame. However, the CEO still has hope for the foldable device.
"Foldable will last a couple of years". Koh said that he'd rushed development for the device. "Smartphones may decline but new devices will emerge", talking about a more connected world where your work could continue across various devices without having the need to carry one around everywhere.