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BREAKING NEWS: Samsung Galaxy Fold To Launch September

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold will finally be ready for launch in selected countries from September, but local representatives say there is still no update on when or if the phone will release in Australia.

Official launch pricing for the Galaxy Fold is expected to start at around US$1,980, which translates to around A$2,800.

Samsung announced its plan for its first foldable device earlier this year, but due to widely reported issues during the testing phase, have been forced to fix several problems before offering the phone for sale.

Early reviewers of the devices found the screen was easily prone to damage, with several experiencing bubbling under the screen and flickering displays.

Samsung said it has taken time to fully evaluate the product design, make necessary improvements and run rigorous tests to validate the changes the company made.

Design and construction improvements include extending the top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display beyond the bezel to make it clear it shouldn’t be removed, adding additional reinforcements to better protect the device from external particles, strengthening the top and bottom of the hinge area, adding metal layers underneath to reinforce the display, and reducing the space between the hinge and body of the Galaxy Fold has been reduced.

Along with these improvements, Samsung said it has also been continuously working to improve the overall Galaxy Fold user experience, including optimising more apps and services for the device.

“At Samsung, we’ve always focused on pioneering the next generation of mobile innovation,” Samsung said.

“Galaxy Fold completely reimagines the smartphone, changing the way you interact, communicate and experience everyday life.”

“All of us at Samsung appreciate the support and patience we’ve received from Galaxy fans all over the world.”

“Galaxy Fold is a device long in the making, and we’re proud to share it with the world and look forward to bringing it to consumers.”

The official release of the Galaxy Fold follows the recent trend by smartphone manufacturers to deliver a device that incorporates a foldable screen.

Other upcoming foldable devices include the Huawei Mate X (€2,299 – roughly translating to around $3,667) coming later in the year, as well as planned releases from Oppo, Motorola and Xiaomi.

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