Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Fold is no longer a R30 000 brick. The South Korean-technology giant is back with a much-improved product. It’s still not ready for most consumers, though.
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Lessons have been learnt at Samsung following the delay of its first foldable smartphone because of screen issues, a senior executive has said.
With Samsung Electronics finally launching its troubled Galaxy Fold, success for the $1 980 luxury handset may be measured not in how many it ships, but how many competitors decide to develop their own.
Samsung Electronics will begin selling its Galaxy Fold in September, resurrecting a device it pulled months ago after early reviewers reported defects in the gadget’s much-touted flexible screen.
Samsung’s decision to delay the launch of its first foldable smartphone shows that these gimmicks may be more hassle than they’re worth.
After almost a week with the Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s effort feels like a concept device, not a finished product.
It’s the overriding question about foldable phones: can they survive all that, er, folding? The answer seems to be no.
Samsung has confirmed its first foldable smartphone, which contains a second flexible display that opens out from within the device to offer a tablet-sized display.