Opinion

Samsung just gave me a reason to skip the next Galaxy Fold

It’s almost April. The Galaxy Fold hasn’t been updated to Android 10 and One UI 2.0 yet. Yes, I know Samsung has said from the start that the Fold is scheduled to get Android 10 in April, but it still feels off. And while my Fold languishes on Android Pie six months after it went on sale, Samsung is rolling out a big new update that brings software features from the Galaxy S20 series to the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10.

Let this sink in: I paid €2000+ for the Galaxy Fold, but while I wait for Android 10, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 owners have already received the latest version of Android and functionality from Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone. I get that the Galaxy Fold isn’t Samsung’s highest priority. The sales figures of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series trump those of the Galaxy Fold, and it’s only natural the company pools its resources into its more popular and mainstream smartphones.

Enough is enough, Samsung

Months ago, I wrote how Galaxy Fold owners would love to see new software features that take advantage of the foldable form factor, even if these features turn out to be experimental. But Samsung didn’t get my message, and forget experimental features, we’re even waiting for Android 10 to this day. That, and the 5G model continues to receive monthly security updates weeks after the LTE variant, so whether or not you’re a Galaxy Fold user, you can see how poor Samsung’s software support for the device continues to be.

The Fold has barely been in the market for six months, and the lack of flagship-like support on the software side is just downright sad. And it really makes me wonder: Why would I want to throw my money on the Galaxy Fold 2 (or whatever it ends up being called), when Samsung is so disrespectful to those of us who picked up its first foldable phone despite the $2000 price tag and despite its experimental nature?

  • 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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