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Galaxy Fold Redesign “Complete”

Samsung has reportedly completed a two-month redesign of its Galaxy Fold, fixing significant screen failures experienced by early reviewers in initial launch.

According to Bloomberg “people familiar with the matter” claim Samsung is now in the “final stages” of producing a commercial version, though would not comment on an exact relaunch date.

The Fold was initially delayed when reviewers discovered that peeling off a protective film – which looked identical to a screen protector – caused display failures.

Samsung’s new Fold will feature a protective film that wraps around the screen and flow into the outer bezels, making it more difficult to remove.

The device’s hinge has also been re-engineered – pushing it slightly upward from the screen – to help stretch the film further when the phone opens, giving extra protection both for the display and from the elements.

According to Bloomberg, Samsung will soon start shipping components – including the display and battery – to its factory in Vietnam, while the company is deciding on a relaunch date.

Its sources did say that it’s “unlikely” Samsung will launch the redesigned Galaxy Fold during the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 series in August.

With the Huawei Mate X set to hit stores by September, its all up in the air whether or not Samsung will still be the first company to release a premium foldable smartphone on the market.

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