Despite some setbacks, Samsung is still committed to the imminent relaunch of the Galaxy Fold device. Due to a series of high-profile reviewers and tech outlets having reported a slew of issues they found with the foldable device, the South Korean tech giant was forced to send the foldable back to the drawing table. However, new reports indicate Samsung has addressed the reported issues of the foldable model and is in the works of laying out a plan to start releasing the device.
According to a Korean media site, the relaunched version of the Fold could arrive as early as June, with Samsung’s CEO, Dong Jin Koh promising to reveal the new release date by the end of the month.
However, this new report (translated from Korean) walks through the changes and fixes that Samsung is said to have brought to the foldable device. The changes include making the top protective layer of the phone now essentially part of the body, instead of something that resembles the kind of screen protector that users instinctively want to peel off.
Removing the film-like layer was mentioned as one of the causes cited for why some reviewers ended up with bricked or near-useless devices. During the Galaxy Fold press briefing, the tech company cautioned that the layer was to no be removed, however this fact was obviously not made clear to many of the reviewers who were able to get their hands on the device.
Samsung is also reportedly trying to minimize the gap between the top and bottom of the Fold’s hinge, where dirt particles are reported to have somehow slip inside of and lodged themselves under the display and started causing issues. The new report says Samsung is trying to make that gap smaller in order to mediate this issue.
We shouldn’t have to wait long to see if the changes make a difference in how the device is received publicly. It’s a dramatically different new form factor for a mobile phone, and the report notes that mobile carries in South Korea are testing the tweaked Galaxy Folds now ahead of what looks to be a very imminent relaunch of the device.