Samsung Galaxy Fold set to hit the UK on the 18th
Friday, September 6, 2019
The foldable device will is available in Korea today (September 6), followed by select countries including France, Germany, Singapore, UK and the USA in Cosmos…
Samsung has announced the launch of its eagerly awaited Galaxy Fold is set for September 18 in the UK.
The foldable device will is available in Korea today (September 6), followed by select countries including France, Germany, Singapore, UK and the USA in Cosmos Black and Space Silver with a 5G-ready option in the UK, amongst other select countries.
The Korean manufacturer announced the device in February ahead of Mobile World Congress, aiming to be the first to have a foldable device in major markets amongst Huawei, Royale and Xiaomi. Since then flaws in the original design were exposed by reviewers, prompting a recall, redesign and relaunch.
According to CCS Insights chief of research Ben Wood, major changes since the original launch have come in the form of plastic covers protecting the hinge mechanism at the top and bottom of the screen, a reduction of the gap around the hinge and the tapering of a 'screen film' that was mistaken by reviewers as a screen protector.
A closer look at tweaks @SamsungMobile has made to #GalaxyFold. Gaps around external face of hinge almost invisible, plastic covers protecting hinge at top & bottom of screen and "screen film" tapered to edge of device. Gap when closed also slightly narrower. pic.twitter.com/S4d5jb8tft— Ben Wood (@benwood) September 5, 2019
Samsung say the Galaxy Fold was designed to inspire new experiences: When closed, you can access your essentials on the cover display comfortably with one hand, and when opened, you can explore new ways to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more, on its immersive 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display.
DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics said “The category-defining Galaxy Fold is a device that defies the barriers of traditional smartphone design. Now, we’re excited to release this pioneering mobile technology, and allow consumers to experience it for themselves.
“Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold’s revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability. This is what we call innovation of new mobile experience in action.”