Samsung may allow you to play with the Galaxy Fold at IFA next month
The long wait for the Galaxy Fold is finally going to end next month. Samsung confirmed three weeks ago that it’s going to launch the Galaxy Fold in September. It will likely make use of the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase the device once again to a large audience. Unlike MWC 2019, it may allow attendees to actually play with the Galaxy Fold.
The IFA trade show takes place in Berlin from September 6 through September 11. Samsung has previously used the IFA stage for product launch events. It will be more of a relaunch in the Galaxy Fold’s case.
Galaxy Fold to be showcased at IFA in Berlin
You pretty much know the entire Galaxy Fold story by now. It was supposed to be released in April but had to be delayed because of issues. Samsung didn’t confirm anything about a relaunch until last month. It finally confirmed that the device will be out in September and also highlighted the changes that have been made.
Some reinforcements have been added to improve the device’s durability. The hinge area has new protection caps at the top and bottom to prevent dirt and other particles from making their way inside. Additional metal layers have also been added underneath the foldable display to improve its protection. The top protective layer of the display has been tucked into the frame itself so that it’s not removed by accident as doing so damages the panel.
Samsung did show the Galaxy Fold at the Mobile World Congress in February this year. However, it kept the device locked securely in a big box. Attendees were not allowed to touch it. Members of the press only got their hands on it once the ill-fated review units were sent out. That might not be the case at IFA next month. According to a Korean report, Samsung will allow the public to touch and play with the Galaxy Fold for the first time at IFA 2019. It would make sense to do so. It would want them to see the improvements made up close so that they can decide whether or not they still want to spend their money on it.
We’ll surely be on the ground in Berlin to see the Galaxy Fold for ourselves. Unlike many other trade shows, IFA also sells general admission tickets to the public, so if you happen to be in Berlin by then you could also get your first Galaxy Fold experience. The first time is always special.