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Galaxy Fold returns

September 24, 2019.

The (new and improved) Galaxy Fold.

The (new and improved) Galaxy Fold. © Samsung.

After a disastrous launch in February, the foldable Samsung phone is back in an improved, more robust and hopefully problem-free version. Indeed, the early buyers and reporters who had gotten their hands on the early devices found the display quickly gave out, sometimes on the first day of use, a situation which even Samsung’s CEO called embarrassing. The new Galaxy Fold will be available as of this Friday in the US, at the same price as before (USD1,980). It offers no special warranty beyond the standard, one-year after-market Samsung plan, but if you buy your phone in 2019, you get a one-time out-of-warranty screen replacement for USD149. We think that Samsung brass will be touching wood with crossed fingers this week-end in the hopes of avoiding another February fiasco.

Ars Technica, Ron Amadeo, “After a five-month delay, the $2,000 Galaxy Fold arrives in the US on Friday.”