Samsung’s Galaxy Fold won’t launch in June, reports claim
The wait for the Fold might be a little longer than anticipated.
The wait for the Fold might be a little longer than anticipated.

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By Stan Schroeder

It appears that we’ll have to wait for Samsung’s foldable phone a little while longer. 

According to the Korea Herald, who cites anonymous industry sources (via Engadget), Samsung won’t launch the Fold in June. 

The same outlet wrote about the Fold in early May, saying that Samsung is close to announcing a launch date for the device, but the May has now nearly expired and Samsung was mum on the matter. 

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Another Korean outlet, Yonhap, says that while Samsung does plan to launch the Fold in June, this is unlikely to happen due to time-consuming hardware stabilization issues. 

Yonhap also cites an unnamed Samsung official as saying that the company now has a bit more breathing room since Huawei’s unlikely to launch its Mate X in July due to the recently imposed U.S. sanctions

Samsung has until May 31 to announce a new launch date or cancel reservations for the Fold, but it now seems unlikely the company will do so within that deadline. According to Yonhap, Samsung is likely to announce the launch date “in a few weeks.”

After multiple reviewers had found flaws in their Samsung Galaxy Fold units, the company initially claimed it will launch the device on April 26, which was the original launch date for the $1,980 phone. If these recent reports are accurate, the Fold will be at least two months late.  

We’ve contacted Samsung about these reports and will update the article when we hear back. 

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