In an interview, Samsung CEO DJ Koh informed that the corporate was hard at work on Galaxy Fold fixes (he additionally mentioned folks wouldn’t be utilizing phones in five years, so who knows?). And now, a report confirms that the corporate has put the finishing touches on those fixes two months after the handset was initially set to debut.
So now what? We still don’t have a date. We’ve been seeing promises that a firmer timeline for launch would arrive in “coming weeks” for what looks as if months now. However, these “individuals familiar with the matter” who instructed the positioning that the phone is lastly ready for prime time aren’t offering any additional information on a time frame.
Instead, it seems to be like the corporate’s plans are to — at the very least — have it is first foldable available in time for the holidays. At just below $2,000, that’s a pretty hefty ask for a stocking stuffer. Given that Samsung has now officially confirmed its Word 10 occasion for August 7, it would well just wait for that big present to confirm the discharge date — especially if we’re not anticipating the see it hit retail until Q4.
Samsung’s been via worse, of course. The Note 7 debacle was a bigger black eye both when it comes to timing and scope. However, the preliminary spate of issues with the handset felt like as a lot of an indictment of the category as Samsung’s methods. Even Huawei used it as a chance to put its Mate X via more rigorous testing. Regardless of the case, the revolution goes to take even longer to unfold than expected.