The Galaxy Fold has reportedly 'aced' its final endurance test and is ready for re-release

The Galaxy Fold has reportedly 'aced' its final endurance test and is ready for re-release
Samsung did smart in sending a few preview Galaxy Fold units to assorted YouTubers and "influencers." Not only did some of them try to peel off the top transparent polyimide layer thinking it's a screen protector, but also issues with crease gaps and hinge debris were identified so that the launch could be postponed until these kinks are ironed out.

After a few months of ironing, Samsung is reportedly ready for the Fold's release, and the phone has passed the final test with flying colors, tips Korean media today. What test? Well, Samsung sent out newly redesigned units to industry peeps and professors at the Seoul National University as well as its own KAIST research institute. 

They tried and failed to replicate the issues from the initial batch, and a source from that group tipped that:


Samsung reportedly extended the top layer to wrap around the corners so that it looks more like the integral part of the display that it is, and foolproofed the gap between the hinge elements and the crease in the middle, along with some other durability enhancements. 

Given that Huawei was gunning for a summer release of the Mate X, the Galaxy Fold may have its re-release announced very soon, but whether or not it will coincide with the Note 10 launch, remains to be seen. 

"Releasing the world’s first mass produced foldable smartphone faster than Huawei may be a bigger deal than losing customers," said one industry insider in Korea, and we wholeheartedly agree.
 

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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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18 Comments

1. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Good for beta testers. Hope they find value for their money on this tech.

4. MEeee

Posts: 412; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Without Samsung, you still using a 3.5" LCD sreen iPhone now.

7. legar123

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

that's why we have LGD and BOE.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4132; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lmao. You should keep using those garbage screens

8. Tipus

Posts: 858; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

He still is using it on his iphone 5c :))

10. apple-rulz

Posts: 2047; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

And without Nokia, so would you Samsung users ;)

11. Fred3

Posts: 501; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

LOL apple-rulz you get so hurt that you just throw anything out there with no facts huh

12. apple-rulz

Posts: 2047; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

13. Fred3

Posts: 501; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

LOL apple-rulz... If you were able to comprehend that article, it stated nowhere that Nokia made Samsung's screen. It just stated that Nokia was the first "mobile phone" with one. Brush up on your comprehension kills PLEASE... It's ok, you tried LOL

15. Fred3

Posts: 501; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

*skills*

16. apple-rulz

Posts: 2047; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

The point is that without Nokia to copy from, Samsung wouldn’t have thought of OLED screens. Don’t be mad at me for schooling you.

17. Plutonium239

Posts: 1200; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

That is a rediculous assertion. Samsung or someone else would have gone to amoled regardless of Nokia simply because the amoled screens were an advancement in technology and better.

2. surethom

Posts: 1669; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Hears hoping they have, its a nice new form of devices.

3. MEeee

Posts: 412; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

At least Samsung had the guts to release a foldable device. Unlike some companies, wait until the product mature and then jump in.

14. uberzero

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 07, 2018

Not to mention taking responsibility of hardware flaws and fixing them in this case.

5. TBomb

Posts: 1419; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

looking forward to seeing the videos!

6. afrohoxha

Posts: 244; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It's aced, not 'aced'!

18. hjl2345

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

Despite all the ridicule and hate this device gets, I really hope the galaxy fold can take off in a couple years or so. This has been the most exciting thing for smartphones in a while.

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