If you have been a loyalist who is still waiting for Samsung to deliver the Galaxy Fold we have some bad news for you today.
According to reports from South Korea, the release of the device has been pushed back even further, and may now only take place as far back as fall this year.
This is reportedly due to Samsung doing further testing on their fixes to the troubled device. The release was originally planned for June, but “stabilization work will be longer than planned.”
The delay has also been justified by Huawei’s troubles – it seems unlikely their main competitor, the Huawei Mate X, will be released any time soon, taking pressure of Samsung in their race to be the first company to release a folding phone.
“As Huawei could not afford the folder in July due to US sanctions, Samsung Electronics could have a little more time to launch the Galaxy Fold,” an official noted.
Another Samsung official noted, “The release schedule has not been decided, and we are in a position to announce the launch schedule in a few weeks.” Samsung may still release the device in their local market before an international release.
Samsung had earlier said that if they are unable to deliver the folding device by the 31st May they would cancel pre-orders. This now appears to be the case. Best Buy had already earlier cancelled all pre-orders.
We suspect it may be the case that Samsung will need to go all the way back to the drawing board and developer a much more robust design. What do our readers think? Let us know below.