Samsung Delays Launch Of New Smartphone Amid Poor Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Fold launch events postponed in China, Hong Kong: Reports

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has made a decision to postpone the Galaxy Fold's launch for an unspecified period of time, as the company will fully evaluate the feedback of damage reports from reviewers and run further internal tests.

Galaxy Fold, unveiled in February, was slated to go on sale on April 26 in select markets including the United States.

Samsung distributed the foldable device to American tech reporters last week for review ahead of the official release.

The announcement comes after a number of technology journalists reporting breaks, bulges and blinking screens after using their Galaxy Fold samples for just a day. However, reviewers who tried the Samsung phone, which is the size of an average smartphone when folded and the size of a tablet when its two sides are pulled apart, found many issues to complain about. The report further stated that the new foldable phone might only be released sometime next month although it is not clear whether the delay is specific to the United States or also affecting the foldable phone's global release schedule. Some reviewers removed a protective film atop the screen, which appeared to result in some problems with the display.

Samsung said in a written news release that it will to find ways to better protect the screens and explain to consumers that the outside protective layer must stay on the device.

Samsung has defined the Galaxy Fold as the "biggest breakthrough" since the launch of its mobile phone business. They can also cancel their order at samsung.com anytime before shipping, according to reports.

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