After several early units of the Samsung Galaxy Fold were given poor grades from a variety of reviewers, Samsung has made the decision to delay the phone’s release until it can address these concerns. In a statement today, the Korean company confirmed: “We plan to announce the [new] release date in the coming weeks.”
Samsung addressed issues concerning both the hardware of the phone itself, as well as the protective layer on the screen, which resembles the removable film that comes on many electronic devices.
“We will take measures to strengthen the display protection,” the statement read. ‘We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer so that our customers get the most out of their Galaxy Fold.”
As Verge points out, changes to the phone’s actual hardware could significantly delay the phone’s release; it might not even come before the Galaxy Note 10, rumored to be released around August.
For now, at least, the Galaxy Fold is going back to the drawing board.