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Samsung is moving forward with a Galaxy Fold release date really soon


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A firm launch date for Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is imminent. The company is planning to announce a new release date for its abomination of a folding smartphone soon. This was confirmed by Samsung’s Co-CEO DJ Koh in a report in the Korean Herald.

According to the report, DJ Koh says the company “has reviewed the defect caused from substances [that entered the device], and we will reach a conclusion today or tomorrow [on the launch].” In other words, they figured out why a number of reviewers devices suddenly stopped working and that a definitive launch date is coming.

If you’ve been out of the loop, Samsung shipped out a bunch review units to various tech outlets to review

A number of those review units malfunctioned or stopped working. This was either caused by some of the reviewers removing a protective layer they thought was a screen protector. For a good refresher, here is some further reading material here, here, and here.

When pressed for comment on a US release date, Koh said: “We will not be too late.” Well, here’s the deal: If units don’t start shipping out by the end of May 31, Samsung said it would cancel people pre-orders unless you tell them otherwise. But given these recent assurances from Koh, it sounds like that won’t even be the case.

In any event, sounds like Samsung is still moving forward with its plans of launch the Galaxy Fold. Let’s just hope they get it right this time.

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