Sebastian Sykes28 Jul 2019 AT 11:42 AM

Samsung Galaxy Fold gets fixed, second release date announced

Expect “additional reinforcements” and more for the foldable mobile
Sebastian Sykes28 Jul 2019 AT 11:42 AM
Samsung Galaxy Fold gets fixed, second release date announced

When Samsung announced it was creating a tablet that can transform into a phone by folding it, we were amazed, but also sceptical – couldn’t it just snap in half?

Well, we were partly right, as the South Korean conglomerate had to deal with four handsets breaking nearly as soon as reviewers started using them. It’s unfortunate, but it has now put in the work to make it usable.

Three months after its original release date, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is due to come out this September, along with a few improvements, so it will actually last a tad longer than its last version.

For the updated and new-looking handset, the company has “run rigorous tests” to make sure it’s up to scratch. And, of course, scratch-proof.

What else has it improved upon exactly? Samsung listed five improvements with its new release, including “additional reinforcements” to stop grit getting inside, along with “newly added protection caps.”

The Flex Display has had “additional metal layers” added underneath to make it more resilient, while there’s now less of a gap between the hinge and the body of the phone.

Finally, the layer that looked like a screen protector but was actually part of the screen has been extended going past the bezel.

Samsung says the phone will launch in September in “select markets.” Check this site to keep updated on when it may launch, and its expected price.

Before that, though, the Samsung Note 10 is due to launch in August, for those after more of a smaller tablet.

Samsung has also released four new notebook laptops. Check out their specs right here.

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