TechnologyYou can’t even buy the Galaxy Fold yet and Samsung is already teasing a better foldable phone

22:40  17 september  2019
22:40  17 september  2019 Source:   bgr.com

After all this time, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is finally about to be released

After all this time, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is finally about to be released The Galaxy Fold was supposed to hit stores on April 26th, but horrible design flaws and quality control issues discovered in the weeks leading up to the launch forced Samsung to delay the phone. The company ultimately decided to cancel the release and went back to the drawing board to fix the severe design issues that were spotted. In the months that followed, Samsung kept teasing that a Galaxy Fold launch announcement was on the way, and we finally received one a few weeks ago. At the time, Samsung explained everything it did to fix the phone, and now it looks like the Galaxy Fold is finally about to be released.

The Galaxy Fold failed to give Samsung the triumph in wanted this year. Making foldable phones is no easy feat and Samsung has been teasing these devices for years, to the point where everyone following the business was expecting the Korean giant to be at the forefront of foldable phone innovation. Samsung was also the first major smartphone vendor to unveil a foldable phone. Sadly, for the Galaxy Fold, it was also the first company to have to deal with the harsh reality of actually making a durable folding phone.

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The Galaxy Fold is now five months behind schedule and it’s finally being released during the worst possible time of the year. New iPhones arrive every September, followed by a slew of high-end Android handsets. The Galaxy Fold, with its sky-high price tag, doesn’t seem to belong in this crowd. Samsung needs this win though; it needs to be able to tell the world that it fixed and shipped its first foldable device, so it can then begin to focus on the next-gen foldables. Incredibly, however, it looks like Samsung couldn’t even wait that long to move on.

This could be our first look at the Galaxy Fold 2

This could be our first look at the Galaxy Fold 2 As we get closer to the (supposed) release of Samsung's (supposedly) fixed Galaxy Fold handset, a funny thing keeps happening. Not only do foldable smartphones seem to be a serious fixture within Samsung's long-term product roadmap, such that the company keeps patenting one foldable design after another, but we might now have our first sense of what the Galaxy Fold 2 could look like. It seems that Samsung applied for three new foldable phone design patents two weeks ago.

Long-time Samsung insider Ice Universe posted the following image on twitter, which teases a Samsung W20 5G device that appears to be a foldable handset:

We don’t have a better image for you at this time and it’s unclear what this W20 is, or why Samsung would advertise it already. But it sure looks like a foldable phone.

Last year, Samsung soft-launched the Galaxy Fold during the company’s early November developer conference. But Samsung never showed the phone’s full design or revealed its name. It’s one thing to give such treatment to a first-gen device intended to kick off a foldable revolution, but quite another to do it every year. Therefore, it’s too early to tell whether Samsung will unveil the Fold 2 later this fall.

You can once again pre-register to buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold

You can once again pre-register to buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold After a more than five-month delay, it looks like Samsung, true to its word, is on track to launch the Galaxy Fold this September. As of Monday, the company is once again allowing consumers in the US to pre-register to purchase its first foldable smartphone. The fact Samsung is allowing individuals to pre-register to buy the Fold suggests we'll see the phone finally make its way to consumers sometime later this month. To be clear, pre-registering to purchase a device is not the same pre-ordering one. In this case, you're not putting down any money before the phone is available to buy.

On the other hand, we have a bunch of Samsung patents that prove the company has been working on all sorts of foldable devices, including one that might look just like Motorola’s rumored Razr foldable. Also, the company is said to be considering merging the Galaxy S and Note lines as soon as next year, with a foldable phone set to replace the Note’s launch in the second half of the year.

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Leak says Samsung’s next foldable phone might not look anything like the Galaxy Fold .
The first Samsung foldable phone is available in stores in select markets, and while it may represent a valiant effort from the company — hey, someone had to make one of these for us to realize the technology just isn’t there yet — it’s still a phone you should avoid. No matter how careful you might be with it, the Galaxy Fold is just too fragile, and you may end up ruining that foldable display without too much effort. Samsung isn’t going toSamsung isn’t going to give up on making foldable phones just because of the initial Fold failures, though, and the Korean vendor is already expected to launch a Galaxy Fold 2 at some point next year. A brand new leak indicates the device might also deliver a completely different design.

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