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Samsung to announce new Galaxy Fold launch date in a few days - VIDEO

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Things are finally looking up for the Samsung Galaxy Fold. 

After Samsung delayed the launch of its foldable phone, due to several reviewers reporting issues with their units, it appeared that the Fold was in a bit of a limbo. 

But now, The Korea Herald reports that Samsung is close to announcing a new launch date, indicating that the company has fixed the issues that plagued the early Fold. 

Samsung CEO DJ Koh told the outlet on Thursday that the company has "reviewed the defect caused from substances (that entered the device)." Samsung will reach a conclusion on the U.S. launch date "in a couple of days," Koh added. 

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a $1,980 phone with top-notch specs and a foldable screen. 

Originally, the Fold was scheduled to launch on April 26, but that date was scrapped after some of the early review units started breaking down. A few days ago, Samsung sent out an e-mail to potential Fold buyers, telling them their order would be automatically cancelled if the Fold doesn't ship by May 31. None of that instilled much confidence that the Fold would appear in stores soon, but these new comments from Koh do sound like Samsung is at least close to fixing the Fold's issues. 

Koh also said that the phone's launch would "not be too late" — which, imprecise as it is, might be interpreted as the launch happening before May 31. In any case, we should know more in the next couple of days.