Samsung delays Galaxy Fold indefinitely

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As most of you know by now, Samsung encountered some issues with its first foldable smartphone, which forced the company to delay its release. Samsung said the phone needs "further improvements" before it's released to customers, including better guidance to let consumers not to remove the protective film on top of the screen. And it doesn't look like Samsung knows either, as the company will begin canceling pre-orders for the phone under a couple of conditions. Samsung also said that it will have more info in the coming weeks, but can not offer a new release date at this point in time.

"If we do not hear from you and we have not shipped by May 31st, your order will be cancelled automatically", the South Korean tech giant told Galaxy Fold pre-order customers in an email. Earlier this year, Samsung officially announced the device, calling it the Galaxy Fold.

The company asked for all review units back and delayed the release on April 22.

Samsung also reported that an unspecified "substance" was found within one of the demonstration models that was believed to be impacting its display.

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While, in some cases, this borkage has been blamed on the removal of a screen protector that isn't created to be whipped off, some reviewers claimed the issues arose with the plastic film intact.

Right now, there's a ton of uncertainty surrounding the Galaxy Fold and whether it'll actually ship.

However, developing a genuinely full-screen smartphone is no joke, but Samsung has been heading to it with its Galaxy S10 series of devices which all come with small punch hole display that holds the front-facing camera. Samsung is committed to working closely with customers and partners to move the industry forward.

Samsung said today that it can not predict when it will be able to ship its innovative Galaxy Fold smartphone.