Those rumors of Samsung delaying the Galaxy Fold have quickly proven true. Samsung has issued a statement to Engadget saying it would “delay the release” of the Fold after reviewers’ broken units showed how the device needed “further improvements.”
Impacts on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge appeared to create problems based on early data, the company said, while substances that got into the device also “affected performance.” Samsung planned to strengthen the display protection and “enhance the guidance” on care for the display to prevent people from removing the vital top layer of the screen.
If you’re looking for a new release date… well, you won’t get one for a while. Samsung plans to announce a new release date in the “coming weeks,” which suggests that the rumored no-earlier-than-May time frame was accurate, if not optimistic.