The company has also assured that after Korea, the smartphone will eventually be available in France, Germany, Singapore, UK, US, and more. It will be available for purchase at EE and Samsung Experience Stores, however, you can see and fold the device for yourself at Samsung KX, Harrods, and Selfridges.
It was a major setback for the firm, which was hoping to spark demand for its high-end phones with the launch of the $2,000 device, with profits plunging in recent quarters in the face of a weakened market and strong competition from Chinese rivals.
The South Korean company confirmed the Galaxy Fold handset will go on sale in the United Kingdom in the next fortnight, four months after its originally scheduled sale date on 3 May. With the improved Galaxy Fold, Samsung has extended the protective layer for the folding display, added new reinforcements and metal layers under the display to protect the folding display.
The remodeled version of the Galaxy Fold, which opens like a book to reveal a 7.3-inch infinity display, now has the screen's protective layer tucked under the bezel at its edge. With a more robust hinge, better protection to keep debris out of the internals, a better screen covering, and general reliability improvements, we'll actually be able to evaluate the Fold on its merits as a device without the cloud of the issues hanging overhead. Some reviewers peeled off a thin coating of film attached to the screen which protects the display panel.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is an exciting device, and it is beautifully engineered. It offers a 24/7 support hub online and one-on-one access to Samsung experts. It picks up most user activities from the small external screen and expands them on the bigger display inside when flipped open. In July, the company announced a September launch for the Galaxy Fold which has now been whittled down to September 6th by the manufacturer. Problem is, the polymer layer is actually an integral part of the Galaxy Fold's flexible OLED panel, and so trying to remove it ended up breaking the display. "This is what we call innovation of new mobile experience in action".