19 May 2019: Samsung Galaxy Fold issues fixed, likely to release next month
According to a report, the South Korean tech giant is testing out the redesigned model and is expected to launch the $2,000 worth device sometime in June.
Here's more on this development.
Improvements: Reportedly, Samsung has fixed its beleaguered foldable phone
To tackle the issue related to the protective layer on the device's display, Samsung has reportedly concealed the edges of the screen guard under the frame of the device to prevent users from peeling it off.
Further, to address the hinge problem, the company has reduced the gap at the bottom which allowed for dust and debris to enter the phone and cause damage.
Concerns: Galaxy Fold's release was suspended after damning reports
In some cases, removing a plastic film did the damage while in others, the display randomly broke and went blank.
However, in its initial findings, Samsung concluded that the issues could be associated with impact on the exposed areas of the hinge.
Design & display: Meanwhile, here's recalling the Samsung Galaxy Fold
The Galaxy Fold comes with two displays: a 4.58-inch HD+ (1960x840 pixels) external screen with 21:9 aspect ratio, and a foldable 7.3-inch QHD+ (2152x1536 pixels) Infinity Flex internal display which offers a tablet-like experience.
The device features a new hinge system that uses "multiple interlocking gears" to create a fold that is largely concealed.
Moreover, the Fold gets a plastic outer casing and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Seamless UX: Samsung Galaxy Fold also offers App Continuity, three-app multitasking
To leverage both the screens, Samsung has introduced App Continuity feature which automatically opens the app in the main internal display when you switch to the tablet mode.
Further, in the tablet mode, you can run three apps simultaneously for an impressive multitasking experience.
Notably, Google is also working to optimize Android OS to support the foldable form factor.
Camera: Galaxy Fold packs a total of six cameras
In the folded state, the Galaxy Fold offers a 10MP camera which is housed above the external camera.
In the unfolded position, the notch above the internal display houses a 10MP+8MP dual camera setup.
Lastly, on the back, the device gets a triple camera setup comprising a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP telephoto sensor.
Internals: Under the hood
The Galaxy Fold is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset, paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of Universal Flash Storage 3.0 storage.
It packs two batteries, one on each side of the hinge, for a combined capacity of 4,380mAh and supports reverse wireless charging as well.
The device runs Android Pie, packs AKG-tuned stereo speakers, and supports LTE as well as 5G networks.