Don't hold your breath for a Galaxy Fold... things are looking pretty bleak

Don't hold your breath for a Galaxy Fold... things are looking pretty bleak
Tomorrow... could've been a pretty special day for tech enthusiasts. Tomorrow is the day we should've been able to get the first batch of Samsung Galaxy Fold phones. The pre-orders were made, the device was selling like hot cakes. The tech world was brimming with excitement.

But, alas, it was not meant to be. Early units that were sent to tech pundits worldwide began failing. Some were damaged by their owners, who tried to remove a layer that kind of looked like a screen protector. Turns out — it wasn't. Other units just began failing for what looked like random reasons.

Samsung did the best that it could do — it recalled absolutely every unit it gave away and postponed the Fold's launch. For how long?

Initial reports said we'd have to wait until the 13th of June, which... well, it's not that bad, it's less than a couple of months, right? Well, we wouldn't hold our breath.

See, these reports weren't officially confirmed by Samsung. They were based on AT&T messages that were sent to customers who pre-ordered the Galaxy Fold through the carrier. The users reported that AT&T is letting them know that the new shipping date for their foldable phones is the 13th of June. However, it might just turn out this date was nothing but a placeholder.

Just as the AT&T posts gave us hope that we might see the Fold soon, it's also the AT&T listings that are now back to crush that hope. The date “June 13” is now gone from the carrier's web shop and the Galaxy Fold is listed as nothing more but “Out of Stock”. Also, customers who pre-ordered the phone are reporting that their order status page has also changed — it used to parrot the June 13 shipping date. Now, there's no info to be found, just a “cancel order” button for those that would rather get their money back.

In other words:

June was just a dream. The real launch date for the Galaxy Fold is a mystery and we have no idea how long Samsung will take to fix the critical issues. In fact, we don't even know if the device will get fixed and relaunched or if it will follow in the footsteps of the Galaxy Note 7. Of course, we hope it gets its second chance (and soon), but we suggest you arm yourselves with patience and prepare for the worst...

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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)



1. umaru-chan

Posts: 371; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Since Samsung fanboys/girls are big fan of I hope now they'll stop defending Samsung's decision of releasing product early after seeing his video about how spectacularly fragile galaxy fold is. It now would not be wrong to call galaxy fold the worst phone of the 21st century.

9. pimpin83z

Posts: 594; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Still very wrong to call it that.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7466; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Are people forgetting Apples iPhone 6, which came with a folding frame at no extra charge. It was only in 2018 through the courts that Apple knew about the iPhone 6 bending issues, which ultimately led to the iPhone 6 touch disease. Apple let that one go through without doing anything about it. Apple even said people should use a case, yet they knew about the issues. Talk about Apple liars.

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7466; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Some even paid to repair their iPhone 6's after many failed just after one year. Hence the class action lawsuit.

26. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yet you’ll be the first to whine and say it’s old news when anyone mentions the Note 7 debacle. Stop deflecting, the Galaxy Fold is an abject failure.

41. oldskool50 unregistered

Wells the fact that a class action was recently brought to court, it is what resurrected the facts. Not this poster. The only deflectors here is you. The Fold has issues for a device never done before. Whats Apple's excuse with the iPhone 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/X? Why is it after 10 years they still have connectivity issues? Why can't they fix the daylight savings bug? There isn't a phone sold that has issues with daylight savings time except one phone. This is a continuous issue that has plagued every model. Why can't Apple fix it? Because they can't. because every software they have ever touched has turned into limited garbage. The Note 7 and the Fold issue are completely different. The Fold isn't even released to consumers yet. So there is no rush for it to be here. Samsung is at least acknolowledging there is an issue, just liek with the Note 7 and they pulled it to deal with it. Unlike apple who blames you and makes you pay for the repair. That butthurt cream isn't working so well is it. I think the Fold is a pointless overpriced piece of junk. I wouldn't buy it with your money. Not that you could afford it. Like you all love to claim about everyone else. But Samsung didn't make it idiot proof. When the insrtcutions clearly said, don't peel the film; they did it anyway, because only a fol never reads ANY instructions. So they recalled an UNRELEASED product to deal with trying to make it idiot-proof. But for some reason, the haters like the writer thinks somehow this means the product is going away. They don't have to release it now. The device will return, just like the Note 7 made a return and people bought them.

36. iloveapps

Posts: 895; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Nice, this is Samsung issue, not apple. 6 was usable at the time but this fold lasts 2 days. And the film where they take it off is something ordinary, they should stick it with the screen so people won’t have to peel it that easy.

13. albert0000

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 15, 2019

I honestly agree with you they shouldn’t have rushed the product out at all. But the fact that they owned up to the mistake and decided to delay the release and not ship any out to customers I give them props for that. Unlike apple when they launched the iPhone 4 and decided to just make a case to fix the reception problem. And btw before you say anything I do use iPhone and I’m currently use the iPhone XR I like both platforms I don’t choose either or. But Samsung has been really stepping up it’s game and that’s what’s caught my attention so I’ve decided to move over to Android/Samsung and with the galaxy fold it’s even more for me to move over.

18. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

The iphone Antenna issue is a minor fixable issue unlike the issues with the Galaxy Fold, which is far worst than the Note 7. Only blind Samsung fans can make such a dumb comparison. The issues experienced with the Fold or Fail, whatever you call it, is even worst than the Note 7. Samsung made the decision to delay the release indefinitely solely based on their calculated monetary and reputation losses and not due to honesty or kindness. Samsung has always been about profit over ethics as demonstrated time and time again. Even their CEO was imprisoned for many serious crimes for this reason.

19. TBomb

Posts: 1589; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Saying this current situation is far worse than the note 7 debacle is hilarious. enlighten us with your unique wisdom.

20. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

Failure rate far higher. Only a handful of review units were sent out and look at how many were reported with problems. And these are serious screen problems since the only reason people would buy this is for the foldable screen.

22. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

One could have hurt people physically and one couldn't. So no Note 7 was worse by far.

42. oldskool50 unregistered

They didn't rush the product. Again fools always think cause a product has issues it must have been rushed. Right? The Fold was being worked on for years. Just because a product was released an it had issues, doesn't mean it was rushed. Anyone who uses such words for a product they hate or want to attack is just foolish. Because none of you say Apple iPhone 6 was rushed. Or the X or any other model? So why is this one so rushed? I hardly fine 3 + years to be rushed.

27. Icent55

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 02, 2017

U are practically Senseless. Full stop

2. iloveapps

Posts: 895; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Samsung Fail...very innovative.

11. Charlie2k

Posts: 138; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

Kinda like Antenna-gate.. Except that Samsung fixing the problem, not just trying to hide it like Apple did.

14. albert0000

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 15, 2019

Lol I remember this I had the iPhone 4 and when they released a case to fix the issue I was just like wth lol but then we where told we where holding wrong to

37. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

LOL I remember this I had the Note 7 and it was recalled. Twice.

38. sgodsell

Posts: 7466; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Stop being a liar apple-fulz. You constantly rag out, cut up, and put your hate on for anything Samsung, Google, or Android.

40. oldskool50 unregistered

You have never owned a Samsung device in your life. It's must be pathetic to be a liar.

21. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Replace the word "Samsung" with "Apple" and you hit the nail on the head ;) Like seriously what innovative thing has Apple done in recent times? Using Samsungs displays? TSMC making their CPU's? Samsung making their Ram and Storage?

28. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Wouldn’t the innovation be in the design??

3. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

Samsung fans have been continuously defending their Fold's failure by saying the reported failure rate is extremely low for the number of units released and is within typical smartphone failure rate standards. What release were they talking about? lol Almost any real Samsung users besides the fan girls on this site can tell you their Samsung phones have been very buggy. It's a smart move by Samsung to not release prototype quality phones this time. Now let's see how Samsung pays review sites and commenters to defend this one. Samsung have been known to hire mass number of people and tech sites to write fake reviews to bash competitor products and to praise and defend Samsung products, which Samsung admitted and fined in court in the past. So this will be interesting.

5. OneLove123

Posts: 1206; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

My Samsung phones has not been buggy. I have two note 9s and one S10+.

23. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

He just hating on Samsung because between them and Huawei no one else is as innovative. Apples foldable will be out in 2020 and by then Samsung will be on their 2nd gen which will be improved ALOT. Lets not think about the price of the Apple foldable :/

29. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

Apple takes their time to release quality products that are durable and reliable tested through extensive qa/qc process, whereas Samsung rushes their products in hopes to make as much money as quickly as possible at the expense of reliability

34. thedizzle

Posts: 197; Member since: Oct 05, 2017


10. Cicero

Posts: 1139; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Replace "Samsung" word in your comment with whatever brand you may like or own. Your statement is true now. At least Samsung try to move forward. It is so easy to demolish things than to build them.

17. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

My galaxy s8+ has never exhibited buggy behavior.

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1206; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I'll wait for the holiday launch.

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