Samsung is reportedly in the process of making a number of changes to the Galaxy Fold in an effort to fix the durability issues discovered by early reviewers. If everything works out with the changes, the Fold could hit shelves as soon as June.
When reviewers received the Samsung Galaxy Fold, they quickly began reporting the foldable device had a durability problem, as a large number of devices were reportedly broken or stopped working inside of just a few days.
The South Korean device electronics firm had planned to release its $1,980 foldable smartphone on April 26, but delayed the release after the issues were reported.
Samsung told customers in an email that if the customer does not cancel and the device hasn’t shipped by May 31st, the customer’s order will be automatically cancelled. The sending of the email has been confirmed by a Samsung spokesperson.
TechCrunch reports Samsung apparently hasn’t given up on the Fold, citing a report by Korean outlet Yonhap News that claims Samsung is performing a number of fixes on the device to eliminate the failures.
Adjustments include reducing the size of its hinge so that the handset’s frame better protects it, as well as changes to prevent users from removing the Fold’s screen protector by expanding the film and tucking it into the body of the device to prevent it being peeled off.
The reports sources say if the changes are a success, Samsung could deliver the Fold as soon as next month. The report’s sources did not know an exact date for a release.