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19 September, Thursday


Samsung's first foldable phone released

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Samsung's first foldable phone will go on sale on Friday after problems delayed its initial release, BBC reports.

The Galaxy Fold will be available on 6 September in South Korea

The release of the nearly $1,980 (£1,600) device in April was postponed after early reviewers reported broken screens.

Samsung has been rushing to launch the folding smartphone before its rivals.

The firm said in July it had made "improvements" to the device and planned for the phone to go on sale in September.

It will cost £1,900 when it goes on sale in the UK on 18 September.

According to news site the Verge, changes to the device include:

  • reducing the gap between the hinge and the display to prevent debris entering the mechanism

  • hiding the edges of the screen-protective layer under the bezels of the device, to stop users peeling the laminated protection off

  • adding plastic caps to the edges of the folding display to stop debris getting in

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