Samsung has had its sights set on a foldable phone for years, and this year it finally launched its first consumer-ready device. But the company isn't stopping there.
Samsung is reportedly going to price its next foldable smartphone that should feature a clamshell design a lot cheaper, at less than half the price of its $2,000 Galaxy Fold and also lower than Apple's iPhone 11 Pro, which starts at $999.
Now that the Galaxy Fold is out there in the real world, Samsung is ready to move full-steam ahead with the foldable phone concept.
Samsung wants to usher in a whole new era for smartphones by welcoming the first foldable smartphone to market. Unfortunately, getting there hasn't been easy.
After years in development and wishful thinking, Samsung finally officially announced its first foldable smartphone earlier this year. The handset, the Galaxy Fold, was meant to be a summer launch, but delays struck Samsung's first attempt at changing the smartphone industry again.
After undergoing a redesign to account for the screen reliability issues, Galaxy Fold will be available to purchase in September, putting Samsung's first foldable smartphone with a $1,980 price tag in direct competition with Apple's new iPhones that usually arrive in September.
Huawei has postponed launching Mate X, its first foldable smartphone, after seeing rival Samsung pull pre-orders for its Galaxy Fold device. Meanwhile, US carrier AT&T has cancelled all pre-orders for Samsung's ill-fated foldable after reviewers experienced various screen failures and a teardown revealed baffling engineering incompetencies and design flaws.
After reviewing the defect highlighted in early reviews and iFixit's teardown of its $1,980 Galaxy Fold smartphone, Samsung has reportedly resolved the issues involving the main display.
Samsung has informed people who have pre-ordered its $1,980 Galaxy Fold smartphone that it will cancel all orders if it fails to ship the foldable device by May 31.
Just two days after publishing its analysis of Samsung's much-hyped foldable smartphone, revered teardown experts over at iFixit have inexplicably bowed to pressure from the South Korean company which requested that the teardown be pulled from the iFixit website.
iDB yesterday ran a story detailing Samsung's screen woes that forced it to delay the planned launch of its first foldable smartphone until further notice and now teardown specialists over at iFixit have taken matters into their own hands, having pried open the Galaxy Fold in search of a possible design flaw that might be causing these embarrassing screen failures.
Samsung's first foldable smartphone, the expensive Galaxy Fold, was supposed to go on sale later this week, but its much-expected debut has been delayed now because reviewers encountered numerous problems with its foldable OLED screen and hinge design.