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

Galaxy Fold's September release makes 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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Galaxy Fold
  • Display 7.3" 1536 x 2152 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 4380 mAh(32h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. Pcworld1976

Posts: 174; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

we will see how long it takes to remove it again

7. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Sorry, you're wish will not come true this time.

2. vgking9699

Posts: 194; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

It’s will also be the smartphone industries biggest and quickest and most expensive flop

3. strawberry

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

samsung is rich. this expensive flop just a drop of water in its ocean.

4. Stayfly2407

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

The people who can’t afford it always hate lolol no matter what it is they gonna find something wrong with it smh pathetic lol.

10. LAgurl

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

Stayfly speak for yourself! I can deff afford it ! But I am getting the note 10+ instead , this foldable phone is just gonna be a No for me

5. JCASS889

Posts: 565; Member since: May 18, 2018

Someone tell me why you think this is going to flop? It's a amazing device and a step into greater things to come.

9. TBomb

Posts: 1571; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I admire Samsung for always wanting to push the needle more than others in terms of features and innovation. however, I also wish they would take 6 extra months to really consider things. I feel like they built a roadmap a decade ago without thinking it through and are just trying to keep pace with it. I think LG has it right with the V50 second screen attachment. Samsung could have started there and got some real usage reports/opinions before giving us the Fold. here's to hoping this fold is successful for them!

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