It’s not news that Samsung messed up with the Galaxy Fold a few months ago. The product wasn’t ready and shouldn’t have been launched, but don’t we all make mistakes? The company’s CEO even admitted that the phone launch was “embarrassing”. Now there is a report from Bloomberg that confirms that the company fixed the issues with the handset, two months after it was originally set to launch. With the Samsung Galaxy fold problems reportedly being fixed, I guess we could take it out of the “cool ideas that failed” column.
To be honest, at a certain point I thought Samsung was going to scrap the Galaxy fold for good. Retailers like Best Buy and AT&T were cancelling pre-orders and the company wasn’t saying much about the issue. However, the Korean electronics giant has proven this was just a minor setback.
According to most reports from reviewers, the Galaxy fold had two major problems. The more notable issue was that there is no ingress protection on the device and particles of dirt could get under the flexible display.
The second issue was actually caused by users who removed the outer display protection film. According to Samsung, the film was not to be removed but I guess most people thought it was just some plastic screen protection.
The question now is “What next, Samsung?”. Now that the device is , when do we see it hit retail? Samsung already has the Note 10 event on August 7, so it isn’t crazy to hope that we get an announcement on the Fold then. But regardless, the Samsung Galaxy Fold won’t hit the store until Q4.
Besides the Samsung Galaxy Fold problems, there’s no denying Samsung has been through some rough patches. The Note 7 was a bigger issue in almost every way when compared to the Galaxy Fold. Hopefully, this doesn’t become a trend for the tech giant. At least someone is learning from Samsung’s, as it helped Huawei put their Mate X thought more rigorous testing.