Samsung Galaxy Fold buyers facing a longer wait for their handsets

CNET | 5/6/2019 | Steven Musil
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Two weeks after delaying the launch of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung can't tell buyers when they can expect it to ship.

Samsung's troubles with its beleaguered Galaxy Fold appear to be further delaying when buyers can expect the handset to land in their hands.

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Samsung had originally planned to launch the Galaxy Fold on April 26, but the Korean electronics giant officially delayed the debut of its $2,000 foldable phone in just a few days before its launch after reports of broken Galaxy Fold review units. Early production review units experienced screen breaks, flickering and, in one case, a bulge, causing a kerfuffle among onlookers and casting doubt about their durability.

Foldable phones are a new concept rocking the phone world. The design is supposed to give people double the screen space on a device that's small enough to carry around, unlike today's pocket-busting devices. But the enormous expense -- the Galaxy Fold starts at $1,980 -- and concerns over the durability of a bendable screen and hinge could threaten the ability of foldable phones to get off the ground.

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Samsung notified customers who had preordered the Galaxy Fold of the delay in April, saying it would provide them...
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