Samsung Cancels Galaxy Fold Orders: The Launch Date May Be Delayed
On May 7, Samsung sent an email to the user who had ordered the Galaxy Fold. Via that email, the South Korean manufacturer informed the user that they had not determined the exact release date of the Galaxy Fold. Moreover, the company had canceled the order for the Galaxy Fold and the user’s deposit will be fully refunded. This not only means Samsung is losing many high-end users but also it yields its position to Huawei, which will bring the Mate X on the market soon.
The Galaxy Fold was originally scheduled for release on April 26. Due to the folding of the test machine and the screen failure, Samsung had to take back all the media review machines and delay the launch time of the Galaxy Fold indefinitely. Samsung has already opened the pre-sale channel of Galaxy Fold, and it has been ordered by users in a short time. The market has responded well.
On April 23, once Samsung announced the indefinite delay in the release date of Galaxy Fold, AT&T indicated to users that Galaxy Fold will be delivered to users on June 13. But Samsung soon clarified and said a specific listing plan will be announced during the week. Moreover, June 13 is the longest period for the US Personal Information Protection Act to protect the user’s personal information. It is not an accurate listing date. Once Samsung releases the Galaxy Fold on June 13, all pre-sales will be re-sold.
In view of Samsung’s current cancellation of orders for Galaxy Fold users, it can be guessed the manufacturer has real problems with the folding screens. The defects of folding parts and the very sensitive folding screens are urgent problems to be solved. The era of folding screens, is it really coming?