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New Version of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold to Launch in September

New Version of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold to Launch in September

Samsung will launch their Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone in September, following a delay for the company to make some design changes, the South Korean technology firm announced on Wednesday.

The revamped version of the Galaxy Fold features several design and construction changes. Most obviously, the top layer, which was mistakenly peeled off by many early reviewers, has been modified to make it more clear that it is a permanent part of the display. Additional reinforcements have been included to protect the display from external particles.

The full changes include:

The top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display has been extended beyond the bezel, making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed. 

Galaxy Fold features additional reinforcements to better protect the device from external particles while maintaining its signature foldable experience: 

The top and bottom of the hinge area have been strengthened with newly added protection caps. 
– Additional metal layers underneath the Infinity Flex Display have been included to reinforce the protection of the display. 
– The space between the hinge and body of Galaxy Fold has been reduced.

Samsung says it has also been working on improving the overall Galaxy Fold device experience by optimizing more apps and services for use with the device’s foldable interface.

Samsung pulled the device after several reviewers reported problems with test versions of the Fold, including screen malfunctions that arose if the film on the display was peeled off.

Samsung’s reputation took a hit when it was forced to cancel the April 26 launch of the nearly $2,000 foldable device following reports of the issues discovered by reviewers.

Samsung says the Galaxy Fold will be available to consumers in September in select markets. More launch details will be shared with the public closer to the launch date.