Samsung wants to bring his auffaltbares Smartphone Galaxy Fold after a brilliant false start in April and now in September in selected markets in the trade.
Specific details for each country would be announced at a later date, said the Smartphone-market leader on Thursday. The time you have for improvements to the Design and the user experience.
In April, shortly before the planned market occurred at the start of some massive problems with test equipment. In Germany, the device was originally intended for around 2000 Euro on 3. May come in the trade.
In the current devices, the upper protective layer of the display had been enlarged, so that it is clearly as an integral part of recognizable, it said. In addition, the device has the protection against external particles in additional reinforcements. So the hinges with further protection would flap reinforced. Additional metal layers provided for a better protection below the display. In addition, the distance between the hinge and the housing has been reduced.
in The April to journalists distributed the test devices had not withstood the normal use part. The hinge, both Displays together and it was a great vulnerability, it said in media reports. Some testers had also deducted erroneously, the protective layer on the Display, which was intended as a part of the screen. Also the large gap between the hinge and the housing when the flip is closed has been criticized.
For Samsung is the Galaxy Fold as an important Prestige project. The device should be the world’s first on the market whose screen is the size of a small tablet unfold.
Samsung wanted to make with this new device category, especially its power of innovation in a difficult market. In the fall of 2016, the company had to cope with the IFA in Berlin a similar Gau to: Shortly before the market launch of the Galaxy Note 7 the unit had to be called due to multiple occurrence of battery fires back.
With the Chinese competitor Huawei, which wanted to send his auffaltbares Mate X into the race, fought the South Korean company since the beginning of the year a fast race. Shortly after the botched debut of the Fold also Huawei suspended the previously announced mid-year market launch.
the Mate of X is supposed to come in September in the trade, in February, a price of around 2300 euros had been budgeted for it. The company expects, however, that the price will fall within two years, probably under 1000 Euro. May already be visitors to the consumer electronics trade fair IFA (6 may. to 11. September,) a spectacle of the two rival set and the first views of the then market tires throw devices.
The time until then wanted to use Huawei to improve the quality of the display, in which one of the major challenges arise due to the folding mechanism. Whether the device will be equipped as in February, also announced with the Google Android operating system, remains to be seen. Huawei was landed in the summer on a black list by the US government, which makes it difficult for American companies to continue conducting business relations with Huawei.
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