At a recent meeting in Seoul, South Korea – Samsung revealed the current status of the Galaxy Fold and explained how the problems happened. Samsung’s CEO DJ Koh was quoted saying:
It was embarrassing. I pushed it through before it was ready.
Koh offered an apology from his company for the early problems faced by the Galaxy Fold,
I do admit I missed something on the foldable phone, but we are in the process of recovery.
He also believes that the company has “defined all of the issues and all of the problems we couldn’t find”, further adding that:
At the moment, more than 2,000 devices are being tested right now in all aspects. We defined all the issues. Some issues we didn’t even think about it but thanks to our reviewers, mass volume testing is ongoing.
He didn’t go into further detail – like whether Huawei announcing the Mate X had anything to do with rushing Galaxy Fold into the market.
Then again, seeing what happened to the Fold, Huawei also decided to push the release date forward by three months. It should be coming out this September.
Still Needs “A Bit More Time”
Communication from Samsung regarding the delay has an inconsistent message. Two weeks ago, Samsung Display Division’s Vice President Kim Seong-Cheol said it was “ready to hit the market,” but now Koh wants consumers to “give us a bit more time,” and that the phone will arrive “in due course.”
Needless to say, there’s probably still some time before the Fold will hit the market.