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Our wait for the Galaxy Fold could reportedly end soon

If the latest tidbit from the Korean media is to be believed, Samsung’s finally done and dust with all the required tests for the Galaxy Fold. We had heard two weeks ago that Samsung had finished redesigning the Galaxy Fold and fixed all the issues that had resulted in it being delayed back in April, and according to Korean website The Elec, a group of tech experts have tested those fixes and told Samsung that the device “is good to go.”

The group of tech experts was reportedly formed by “industry professionals and professors” at two of Seoul’s leading research universities, but it’s unclear if these are the same people who were the basis for the report from two weeks ago. In any case, this is yet another unofficial report about Samsung’s progress on the Galaxy Fold while the company itself is failing to offer any concrete updates to prospective customers, so it’s best to have a healthy dose of skepticism until an official release date is announced.

That said, our wait for the Galaxy Fold might actually be over soon. DJ Koh, Samsung’s mobile chief, had revealed that the company has been testing over 2,000 Galaxy Fold units, and we later spotted a Galaxy Fold out in the wild in India just a week ago. And since Samsung has said the Galaxy Note 10’s debut won’t be affected by the Galaxy Fold, it’s entirely possible the company will choose to announce the release date for its foldable smartphone at the Galaxy Note 10 Unpacked event in New York on August 7.

Are you looking forward to the Galaxy Fold’s retail launch, or have you moved on and decided to wait for the next generation of Samsung’s foldable device?

  • Model: SM-F900F
  • Dimensions: Folded: 160.9 x 62.8 x 17.1 mm
    Unfolded: 160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9 mm
  • Display: 7.3 inch / 185.42 mm Dynamic AMOLED Display
  • CPU: Snapdragon 855
  • Camera: 16MP
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