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Release date for Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone will be released in September.

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.

However, it has now revealed that the phone will be available in September, but a specific release date has not been set.

Samsung said: "The Galaxy Fold available to consumers starting from September in select markets. Availability details will be shared as we get closer to launch."

It was recently revealed that the South Korean hardware firm has 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.

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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