Samsung’s Galaxy Fold: Say what?

A new twist to the endless saga of Samsung’s folding phone.

From Reuters “Samsung Electronics says no anticipated shipping date yet for Galaxy Fold” posted Tuesday:

Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday it cannot confirm the shipping date for its foldable device Galaxy Fold yet and apologized to its pre-order customers in the United States for the delay.

The world’s top smartphone maker delayed global sales of the splashy $1,980 foldable phone after reviewers discovered problems with its display, dealing a setback to Samsung and its efforts to showcase its innovation.

“If we do not hear from you and we have not shipped by May 31st, your order will be canceled automatically,” the South Korean tech giant’s U.S. subsidiary told Galaxy Fold pre-order customers in an email late on Monday, which was confirmed by a Samsung spokeswoman.

My take: It’s the mobius strip of shipping dates! Not a good look for Samsung. The clean coup de grâce Apple gave AirPower shines by comparison.


  1. David Drinkwater said:
    Maybe we shouldn’t be calling Samsung “the world’s top smartphone maker”. (I fully understand that this quotation is not attributable to PED.] Maybe we should call them the worlds highest volume smartphone maker, though it is certainly possible that China’s smartphone manufacturers may also have taken that role away. We’d have to depend on independent research by IDC or some such to clarify that (*snickers*).

    May 8, 2019

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