This time for reals. Again.
Nobody knows when Samsung plans to launch its innovative foldable phone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Originally, the smartphone was supposed to be released last April, but due to several issues, the release date had to be pushed back to an indefinite date.
But according to Kim Seong-cheol, the company’s very own VP for Samsung Display Co., the Galaxy Fold is now “ready” to be released, as the issues have already been fixed.
“Most of the display problems have been ironed out, and the Galaxy Fold is ready to hit the market,” Kim said at a conference held by The Korean Information Display Society in Seoul last Wednesday.
However, it has to be said that it’s not the first time that a high-ranking executive from Samsung claimed that the device is ready. Samsung’s own CEO, Koh Dong-jin sent out an email last May to customers saying that the new launch date was coming “sooner than expected,” as the company had already reviewed the device’s reported defects.
Nevertheless, Kim also shared to the audience his high expectations for the Galaxy Fold, saying that “display technology will play a core part in the 5G era which enables hyper-fast, ultra-smart and highly immersive communications, and accelerates the emergence of new types of products, such as rollable and stretchable displays.”
“The Galaxy Fold, when released, will receive a lot of attention in the market,” Kim said optimistically.