Samsung is ready to release its highly anticipated Galaxy Fold later this Friday. The Galaxy Fold is the first smartphone to be released in the Samsung foldable series.
The leading smartphone maker had earlier announced that it would release the Galaxy Fold on April 26 in the US and on May 3 in Europe respectively. This planned release was disrupted, however, when early reviewers reported that the screen developed faults within weeks of usage.
Amid concerns raised by users of the brand, Patrick Moorhead, founder of Moor Insights & Strategy, dismissed suggestions that the glitches could ruin Samsung’s reputation.
It’s certainly an embarrassment to Samsung’s reputation but this won’t have much financial impact on them since they created a whole new category of foldables with this product. There is no market share to lose,”Patrick Moorhead, founder of Moor Insights & Strategy
Samsung’s decision to go ahead with the release of the Galaxy Fold implies that the glitches have been fixed and the phones are ready for customer use. The Galaxy Fold is set to sell at a launch price of $1,980.
The Galaxy Fold comes with 12GB of RAM, 512GB storage, and six cameras. It has three cameras situated at the back, two cameras on the big screen and one camera on the front screen for users to take selfies. The main shine of the Galaxy Fold is that it can be used as a tablet or folded and used as a pocketable phone.
The point? Samsung wants to put the fun and innovation back in the smartphone industry.
We are pushing past the boundaries of technology to inspire renewed innovation and interest in the smartphone industry. To those who say they’ve seen it all, I say, buckle your seatbelt, the future is about to begin.DJ Koh, the Head of Samsung’s mobile business
Samsung has branded and promoted its Galaxy Fold as the “world’s first foldable smartphone”. Other smartphone makers are also speeding up their processes in order to be the first to launch a foldable phone, after Samsung. Huawei plans to launch its Mate X as soon as it can.
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