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Samsung in the 'final stages' of fixing the Galaxy Fold

Samsung is in the "final stages" of fixing the Galaxy Fold.

The technology giant was originally supposed to launch the new foldable smartphone in April, but following several problems with devices sent to testers for early reviews, the company indefinitely delayed the release of the $2,000 device.

But now, according to Bloomberg, the South Korean hardware firm has now fixed the majority of the issues faced by reviewers, and is now in the "final stages" of the Galaxy Fold's redesign.

Among the issues faced, the majority - including screens that continually flickered and hinge bulges - were caused by users peeling off a protective film on the screen that looked removable, but should not have been removed.

Bloomberg's sources say Samsung have now stretched the protective film across the entire screen and into "the outer bezels so it would be impossible to peel off by hand."

The company have also adjusted the hinges so that it pushes "slightly upward from the screen", so that the film stretches further when the phone opens.

Despite the changes to the device, Samsung have not released a new launch date for the Galaxy Fold, and according to sources, the phone is unlikely" to make an appearance at an "Unpack" event in early August which is widely believed to be the date on which Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 10.

Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics CEO DJ Koh recently admitted the botched Galaxy Fold rollout was "embarrassing" and said he had "pushed it through before it was ready."

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