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Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is Finally Coming Out…In September
It’s finally happening. Well, in a month or so. Samsung’s folding smartphone is making its way into our hands finally. After teething issues were announced by tech reviewers, Samsung cancelled its plans to release the phone earlier this year. Now, months later, the company has announced it’s fixed the issues and that the phone is ready for consumer use.
The price will remain the same (a cool $1,980 for anyone who’d forgotten), but much of the phone itself has changed:
“The top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display has been extended beyond the bezel, making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and not meant to be removed.
Galaxy Fold features additional reinforcements to better protect the device from external particles while maintaining its signature foldable experience.
The top and bottom of the hinge area have been strengthened with newly added protection caps. Additional metal layers underneath the Infinity Flex Display have been included to reinforce the protection of the display. The space between the hinge and body of Galaxy Fold has been reduced.” (The Verge)
There’s not much change in terms of visual differences; you may notice the protective layer reaching further across the phone itself. There’s also a few very minor changes around the hinge. Apart from that? Everything looks virtually the same. It remains to be seen how much of a difference these changes will make on the durability and longevity of the device, plus there’s still that hefty price-tag to consider. First generation products are always costly and relatively unwieldy. I’m certain we’ll see foldable technology iterate and become more refined as time goes on.
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