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Samsung working on new Galaxy Fold release date

Samsung hopes to announce a new release date for the Galaxy Fold smartphone soon.

The company's co-CEO DJ Koh - who is responsible for the tech giant's mobile business - has opened up about the device's recent issues which have delayed its launch, and he suggested a solution may have been found.

He told The Korea Herald that the the company "will not be too late" when it comes to shipping to the US within the month.

He added that Samsung "has reviewed the defect caused from substances [that entered the device], and we will reach a conclusion today or tomorrow [on the launch]".

The $1,980 phone was due to be released on April 26, but was forced to push it back after several reviewers reported having damaged screens.

Samsung sent a message to their pre-order customers on April 22, stating they would announce a new date "in the coming weeks".

The Galaxy Fold was dished out to various members of the media to try out and many shared images of the device being damaged in less than 24 hours.

In a statement, Samsung vowed to "thoroughly inspect" the product to find out what is causing the problem.

They said: "A limited number of early Galaxy Fold samples were provided to media for review. We have received a few reports regarding the main display on the samples provided.

"We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter."

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