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Samsung VP says Galaxy Fold is "ready to hit the market"

Samsung's Galaxy Fold should have been on the market for several weeks at this point, but the company delayed the launch after the first batch of review units began failing at a high rate. It pledged to modify the foldable display so it wasn't as prone to failure, but news has been hard to come by since then. In a recent appearance, Samsung Display Vice President Kim Seong-cheol said that the Galaxy Fold is almost ready to launch.

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The Galaxy Fold isn't dead, Samsung will announce a new launch date soon

Samsung tried to launch the trend-setting Galaxy Gold several weeks ago, but things did not exactly go to plan. After handing out a few review units to prominent publications, the folding screens began failing at an alarming rate. Samsung delayed the phone and pledged to fix the issues. It hasn't been entirely clear the phone would ever come out, but Samsung says it will release the Galaxy Fold, and it'll have a specific date soon.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold reportedly won't ship in June

The integrity of the Samsung Galaxy Fold's design was shown to be questionable (at best) shortly after pre-release models reached the hands of the first round of reviewers. Debris made its way into their screens, causing several early hardware failures, and release was delayed from April 26 to an unspecified later date. AT&T made it seem like the new date would be mid-June, but a new report out of Korea contradicts that.

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Best Buy unsurprisingly cancels all Galaxy Fold pre-orders

Samsung is currently reworking the Galaxy Fold, and earlier this month, the company began cancelling pre-orders unless the buyer specifically opted to wait for the device. If you bought a Galaxy Fold through Best Buy, you don't even get that option, as all orders placed through that store are now being cancelled.

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Anyone want to spend $8,200 on a gaudy, non-existent Game of Thrones-themed Samsung Galaxy Fold?

What do you get when you mix a popular TV show, a coveted smartphone from a popular brand (that isn't Huawei), and a customization company that wants to bank on both? A special Samsung Galaxy Fold, Game of Thrones edition, that you could pre-order now, for the lowly sum of $8,200. There are supposedly only seven of these, so if you absolutely must have one, you better start looking for Benjamin Franklins under the sofa cushions and making sure you have the full price ready for your pre-order.

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Details about Samsung's Galaxy Fold design changes have leaked

After a bunch of Galaxy Fold units failed in the hands of reviewers, Samsung preferred to delay its new device's launch to further investigate and fix the issue that led the displays to go berserk. After an initial analysis, the company concluded that removing the inner screen's protective layer could cause external substances to come into contact with the panel, causing it to malfunction. The manufacturer recently announced it would publish an updated release schedule for the Galaxy Fold, and some details are starting to leak explaining how Samsung plans on fixing the device's flaws.

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[Update: Eventually] Samsung will soon announce the fate of the Galaxy Fold

It has been a very long time since a high-profile launch for a flagship smartphone has been delayed indefinitely. After review units for the Galaxy Fold began failing a few days after journalists received them, Samsung held off on the previously-stated release date. According to a report from The Korea Herald, we'll soon know the fate of the Galaxy Fold.

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[Update: Best Buy, too] Samsung is canceling Galaxy Fold pre-orders for those who don't specifically opt back in

The Galaxy Fold faces an ill-fated start: First praised as the future of mobile computing, test devices sent out to reviewers failed left and right and led the company to postpone the official launch to an unspecified date. Now, Samsung is sending out emails to customers who pre-ordered the phone, telling them there's still no shipping date and that orders are automatically canceled if they don't opt-in to keep their order.

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Samsung forced iFixit to remove its Galaxy Fold teardown, but you can still read it here

Samsung has forced popular repair advocates and DIY repair solutions store iFixit to remove their teardown of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. iFixit says it was pressured into taking down the post because Samsung discovered who supplied iFixit the handset, and that supplier then requested the takedown. While not stated outright, the obvious thought bubble here is that Samsung may have been threatening repercussions for that supplier - repercussions that could have destroyed or seriously harmed its business with Samsung. iFixit keeps it all pretty vague, but the good news is you can still read their teardown, thanks to the Streisand Effect The Internet Archive.

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[Update: The iFixit version] Galaxy Fold teardown is all hinges, ribbon cables, and screens ready to break if you look at them wrong

Samsung told us what sort of engineering went into making a Galaxy Fold possible. If you didn't believe what the company had to say, well, take a look at a teardown courtesy of a Chinese blogger and see all the moving parts for yourself.

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