Samsung Electronics promised to soon announce a rescheduled plan for the launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone in the United States after resolving reported issues involving its main display.
Speaking to The Korea Herald, Samsung CEO Koh Dong-jin said on Thursday that the company has reviewed the defect caused from substances that entered the device, and we will reach a conclusion on the launch today or tomorrow.
The company retreived its foldable phone samples that it had given US technology journalists for review after many of them reported breaks, bulges and blinking screens after just a day’s use. Samsung had initially said that the defects were caused when substances entered inside the display through exposure caused by removing a protective layer.
Samsung has completed its internal inspection of the samples that were broken on some occasions -- when the top protective layer of the main display was removed or when some substances were found on the exposed areas at the top and bottom of the hinge -- and is currently in the process of taking measures to prevent similar problems.
Samsung said that it has strengthened the durability of the exposed areas on the hinge and has minimized the tiny gap between the protective layer and the bezel of the main display in order to prevent any external substances from penetrating the device.