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Galaxy Fold's September release makes it the first brand-name foldable phone to launch

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Galaxy Fold's September release will make it the first brand-name foldable phone to launch
The more you try to shake off the inevitability of folding handsets, the more they get you, resurrected from the ashes of their long passed release dates that were supposed to be in the spring. In the second half of the year we will witness not one, not two, but three or four foldable phones from Samsung, Motorola, Huawei and likely Xiaomi, clashing for supremacy with different design concepts and price points.

First in line, however, will apparently be Samsung's OG Galaxy Fold, with an overhauled display and hinge that fix the assembly weaknesses which plagued the preview units. The second release date announcement will happen on September 6th, the first day of the IFA 2019 expo, tips TizenHelp, and the actual launch will be on September 11, at least in Korea. The Korean release has been revealed courtesy of the KT Telecom carrier there, and insiders tipped that each carrier will get about 300-400 units for a grand total of 2500.

In the US, Samsung put up the registration page again, and it will probably be released in due course on this side of the pond, although we doubt that Samsung will choose 9/11 as a date stateside. Previous rumors had the US release set for September 18th, or a week after the Korean launch date but serial leakster Evan Blass just put September 27 on its @evleaks account as the potential US release date.


While 2500 units that may not sound like much for the initial rollout, next week's launch will introduce the first brand-name foldable phone to the market which may or may not turn into a watershed moment for the industry, depending on the customer uptake.

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