Samsung announced a few months ago the Galaxy Fold, worth nearly $ 2,000, with the intention of shipping it in April, but that was not the case. The first handful of Fold examination units that the company distributed suffered from a set of devastating screen defects, which Samsung to delay the launch. The news on the redesign process has been hard to find since, and now, AT & T is ready to wait. The carrier has canceled all Galaxy Fold pre-orders and the customers reimbursed.
The Galaxy Fold was supposed to be the first legitimate attempt to create a foldable Android phone. There have been some folding phones in the past like the FlexPai, but they are little more than most broken technology demos created without Google's blessing. The Galaxy Fold was supposed to be launched with Android Foot, but it included custom Google features designed for foldable applications. These features will be widely available in Android Q.
The problems with the fold all come from the large foldable OLED of 7.3 inches. While Samsung claims that the screen contains hundreds of thousands of times, its use by humans differs from robotic resistance tests. The devices have developed dead zones, bulges and flickering. Some simply stopped working. Disassembly of the fold showed how the dust could infiltrate the insulating layers of the folding OLEDs, but Samsung had this post iFixit deleted by looking for the supplier who allowed the dismantling of his device.
Best Buy and Samsung previously canceled most of the Galaxy Fold pre-ordersbut he did it quickly after the problems arose. AT & T seemed happy to let things go a little longer in the hope that Samsung could pick up the phone very quickly. However, there is still no official release date. Samsung near you confirms that it will have a more accurate release schedule in the coming weeks.
Customers who have pre-ordered the fold at AT & T should already receive e-mails explaining the situation. While the carrier cancels the pre-orders, he offers a promotional card of $ 100 as compensation for the inconvenience. AT & T does not clean the hands of the Fold either. As soon as Samsung announces a release date, AT & T announces that pre-orders will reopen. So, do not spend this $ 2,000 rebate immediately if you want to be among the first to get your hands on Samsung's first collapsible phone.