Now that South Korean tech giant Samsung's much-awaited foldable smartphone – the 'Galaxy Fold' – has passed the final round of tests with 'flying colors', the company may soon announce its release date.
Earlier, Samsung Display Vice President Kim Seong – cheol confirmed that the Galaxy Fold's problems have been fixed and it is ready to hit the market, news portal Gizchina reported.
The smartphones were originally set to release the device after multiple review units.
Many Galaxy Fold review units experienced issues after a plastic protective layer of the display turned off by a small tear at the top of the hinge, where the gadget opens. Samsung said their initial findings showed that the situation was very high.
Samsung in a statement to Yonhap News said it will tuck the protective display layer into the body. This is an everyday screen protector. The South Korean news agency also reported that Samsung will be blocking the top and bottom of the hinge to prevent the foldable display.
The device features 7.3-inch primary flexible AMOLED display and a secondary 4.6-inch screen on the cover of the phone.
The premium smartphone comes backed by a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB storage.
On the rear, it packs 16MP + 12MP + 12MP triple rear camera set-up. The device also sports 10MP camera on the front for selfies.
Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Fold includes WiFi, GPS, and USB Type-C.