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A new report says Samsung Galaxy Fold will miss its June release date

It seems Samsung is on the verge of folding their hand.

samsung galaxy fold before it broke
Image: Marques Brownlee

It looks like Samsung’s ill-fated Galaxy Fold will not be releasing next month as earlier reported.

That’s according to the Korea Herald, whose industry sources say that Samsung will be taking a little longer than previously thought to rectify the issues with the foldable device.

Hold ’em or fold ’em?

The delay could be a good thing, as it would let Samsung iron out any creases in the design once and for all. The South Korean giant has a bit of room to maneuver, as the recent troubles of Huawei mean that its Mate X foldable likely won’t be releasing in July as originally intended.

  • Yonhap, another Korean outlet, also says that Samsung won’t be releasing the Fold in June as planned.
  • Samsung seems to be playing down the difficulty of fixing the screen issues, with Yonhap saying the delay is due to “time-consuming hardware stabilization issues.”
  • There are only two days left in May, the deadline that Samsung has given to either announce a concrete release date or refund all US-based pre-orders for the phone.
  • After early reviewers had multiple issues with the handset’s screen, Samsung revised the release date of the Galaxy Fold to April 26.
  • When that late April date was missed, Samsung then changed its tune to “we’ll announce a release date really, really soon.”

With missed dates, broken promises and a handset that just doesn’t seem worth nearly $2,000 – will the Galaxy Fold ever get a release date? Maybe Samsung should go back to the drawing board for the Fold 2. After all, that’s what happened after the Note 7 battery issues, and the Note brand is stronger than ever.

What do you think? Suprised by all the Galaxy Fold news and issues or were you expecting this? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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