Samsung delays its Galaxy Fold launch after breaks reported

The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be launching in Malaysia on 3rd May 2019.

Samsung has confirmed it will delay the launch of its first foldable, the Galaxy Fold, which was due to release in a few days.

Last week, news broke that the Samsung Galaxy Fold could be in serious trouble.

Samsung is postponing its China launch event for its foldable smartphone just days after reports of defective screens on the almost $2,000 device.

After the revelations, Samsung said the outer layer should not be removed since it is part of the foldable device.

Bottom line: The Galaxy Fold has gotten off to a rough start and Samsung is canceling some press events to limit further reputation damage. However, the company has now seemingly delayed the launch of the Galaxy Fold in China. However, Samsung told The Wall Street Journal last week that it was going ahead with the USA launch on April 26.

However, others who hadn't tampered with the screen still found the display was going badly wrong soon after they starting using it.

With some tech reporters having labelled the Fold as "unusable" just 48 hours after being sent them by Samsung, the company has admitted it has problems and pushed back its release date.

Remember last week when several Galaxy Fold review units suffered from broken internal displays?

Multiple reviewers reported that the flexible plastic AMOLED displays that make up the large inside panel of the smartphone were glitching or simply breaking outright.

In a statement following the reports of damaged screens, Samsung advised users not to remove the protective film and said it was looking into the issue.

From YouTuber Marques Brownlee: "PSA: There's a layer that appears to be a screen protector on the Galaxy Fold's display". We are encouraged by the excitement around the Galaxy Fold.

The handset will likely need a significant reworking, leaving the way open for the Huawei Mate X, which has been felt by many to have a more robust design, to be the first major folding smartphone.

Samsung said it will find ways to better protect the screens and explain to people that the outside protective layer must stay on.