What you need to know
- Sources close to Samsung claim the Galaxy Fold has been fixed after delay.
- The device is allegedly nearing commercial production.
- Samsung tweaked the design to make the display more durable.
According to Bloomberg, the Korean company has fixed the Galaxy Fold's display issues and is gearing up for commercial production. As of now, however, there's still no release date.
Bloomberg's report comes on the heels of comments made by Samsung co-CEO DJ Koh, who said the company had figured out what went wrong with early review units.
Bloomberg has details about the measures Samsung took to ensure the Galaxy Fold doesn't encounter any further problems:
It has now stretched the protective film to wrap around the entire screen and flow into the outer bezels so it would be impossible to peel off by hand, said the people, who have seen the latest versions. It re-engineered the hinge, pushing it slightly upward from the screen (it's now flush with the display) to help stretch the film further when the phone opens.
When the Galaxy Fold does become available, the device's durability will be under a microscope. Even before the Galaxy Fold ran into issues there were questions about its durability. Now that the device has encountered problems, Samsung's under increased pressure not to mess it up.
Samsung execs have admitted that it rushed the Galaxy Fold launch, which led to the delay right before it was set to become available back in April. Now that the $1,980 device has been fixed, consumers can finally see if foldable devices really are the future.