Samsung reportedly may be missing a July ship date for the delayed Galaxy Fold. According to a company official speaking to The Korea Herald, seemingly denying rumors from earlier in June that the company was looking at a July release.
“If we are running a media event this month, we should be doing something by now,” said a Samsung official. “Nothing has progressed since the April delay.”
Galaxy Fold – Release Date postponed; AGAIN
If the reports are true, then the earliest release date for the Fold will be sometime in August. Samsung could just hold off the announcement to allow the Fold to launch alongside the upcoming Galaxy Note 10.
The Galaxy Fold was originally set to release on April 26th, but Samsung indefinitely delayed the device after multiple review units (including that of The Verge’s Dieter Bohn) experienced issues. Since then, AT&T, Best Buy, and even Samsung have canceled preorders for the foldable phone.
In May, co-CEO DJ Koh promised that “we will not be too late,” in terms of launch timing. According to Samsung representatives, it would announce a new release date for the phone “in the coming weeks.”
Samsung isn’t the only phone company experiencing foldable phone problems, though: Huawei’s foldable Mate X might face a potential delay too. According to sources, it will get delayed from June to September to allow for more testing.