Samsung delays Galaxy Fold media events in Singapore, China

Joanna Estrada
April 22, 2019

In April, Samsung let several reviewers, including the BBC, try its new Galaxy Fold smartphone. A Samsung spokesperson confirmed the postponement to CNBC, though a reason wasn't provided.

Samsung is postponing its China launch event for its foldable smartphone just days after reports of defective screens on the almost $2,000 device. The problems included the screen flashing and becoming unusable, as well as debris becoming lodged beneath the screen and poking through it.

At the same time, it's also entirely possible the delays have nothing to do with the issues surrounding early review units, and the phone is on its way to the market as previously planned.

Reports have surfaced over the past couple of days of Galaxy Fold devices breaking.

With a retail price of US$1,980, however, foldable phones are becoming exactly what most people expected - an interesting, but incomplete concept that's reserved for only the most dedicated of tech enthusiasts right now.

Samsung has not announced a change to these dates.

"But that seems a little too convenient seeing as the handset has been under heavy fire all week, after a number of units broke after being in the hands of reviewers for less than a day", the SamMobile reported late on Sunday. It's unclear for when that event will be rescheduled or when the phone will be available in China. Samsung said it "will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter", but it doesn't seem to affect, for the time being, the USA launch which is set for April 26.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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