Samsung Galaxy Fold 'Ready to Hit the Market, Most Issues Resolved', Executive Confirms

Samsung Display VP Kim Seong-cheol says that the company has high expectations from the Galaxy Fold.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 'Ready to Hit the Market, Most Issues Resolved', Executive Confirms

Samsung Galaxy Fold was expected to launch on April 26

  • Samsung VP confirms Galaxy Fold ‘most’ issues have been resolved
  • He says company has high expectations from the Galaxy Fold
  • He says that the phone is ready to hit the market

Samsung Galaxy Fold launch was put on hold after several display issues were reported by early reviewers. Now, Samsung Display Vice President Kim-Seong-cheol has confirmed that most of the display problems have been fixed, and the Galaxy Fold is ready to hit the market. He still refrained from giving out an exact launch date, but his statement indicates that it could be sometime soon. Recently, it was reported that the relaunch could be as soon as in the ‘coming weeks'.

Samsung Display will be the prime supplier of foldable displays for the Galaxy Fold, and VP of Samsung Display has now confirmed that ‘most' issues linked with the screen have been solved, reports The Investor. “Most of the display problems have been ironed out, and the Galaxy Fold is ready to hit the market,” Kim Seong-cheol said. The executive was speaking at a conference held by The Korean Information Display Society in Seoul.

Kim also asserted that the company had high expectations from the Galaxy Fold, and that "it will receive a lot of attention in the market" whenever it is finally released. While a report suggested that a new launch date was expected within weeks, but Samsung recently released a statement denying that its flagship device will be reintroduced before the end of July.

Samsung will have to make sure that all issues are resolved, and that its foldable display is functioning perfectly before it relaunches the phone in the market. Multiple reviewers who had been given pre-release units after the pre-MWC launch, posted photos and videos of their devices' screens failing. In at least one case, the screen cracked completely, and in another, it bulged near the crease. Samsung decided to postpone the launch indefinitely, and even cancelled pre-orders.

To recall, it was supposed to launch on April 26 in select countries including the USA, priced at $1,890 (approximately Rs. 1,31,200).

Display (Primary) 7.30-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Front Camera 10-megapixel + 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel
Storage 512GB
Battery Capacity 4380mAh
OS Android Pie
Resolution 1536x2152 pixels

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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to More
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