Speaking to The Korea Herald, Samsung CEO DJ Koh said Samsung "has reviewed the defect caused from substances (that entered the device), and we will reach a conclusion in a couple of days (on the launch)".
Earlier this year, ahead of the MWC, Samsung took to the stage to introduce a brand spanking new smartphone category in the form of the Galaxy Fold.
While the South Korean tech giant attempted to play down the Fold's initial failure, it didn't last long with the company ordering a recall on all Fold units, requesting Galaxy Fold teardowns be removed and halting consumer shipments. When the outlet asked him about the U.S. launch happening within a month, he said it "will not be too late". Samsung has been telling those who pre-ordered the Galaxy Fold if they want to keep or cancel. Then once you unfold the display whatever is stuck under it starts putting pressure on the display matrix and can easily damage it, which was the case with one of the devices sent to reporters.
The Galaxy Fold was originally set for an official release date of April 26 until Samsung admitted that the highly anticipated phone first needed "further improvements". Fast-forward a few weeks ago, Samsung had given select reviewers the chance to test this new product and they obviously pinned a lot of hopes on its success. To be fair, Samsung failed to place a clear warning that the topmost layer isn't meant to be removed. After Samsung and Huawei, Xiaomi was the first one to follow the path but now it seems that mighty Google has put its interest on a foldable device.
Samsung Galaxy Fold has a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display up front which opens up to a bigger 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED screen.