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  1. icellphones's Avatar
    It’s official. Delayed in the U.S.......


    https://www.wsj.com/articles/samsung...ed-11555941705

    Mod Update: Official statement now (non-paywall link as well) --- https://9to5google.com/2019/04/22/ga...aunch-delayed/
    04-22-2019 09:28 AM
  2. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    Looks like it got delayed in China and Hong Kong, oh boy could the U.S be next???

    https://www.phonearena.com/news/Sams...China_id115467
    Delayed everywhere for at least a month according to the WSJ.
    04-22-2019 09:29 AM
  3. clerk's Avatar
    Delayed everywhere for at least a month according to the WSJ.
    The upshot for those of us who were willing to be guinea pigs is that we may get to see Huawei, xiomi and hopefully the razr before buying. The xiomi and razr interest me. The Huawei is just too expensive.
    04-22-2019 09:35 AM
  4. icellphones's Avatar
    You think the Huawei will hit carriers?
    04-22-2019 09:37 AM
  5. clerk's Avatar
    You think the Huawei will hit carriers?
    Not in the US I don't. At 2700 it's too rich for me either way. I could justify the 2k for the fold (barely) and the Huawei has its own set of compromises and issues. The xiomi looks pretty awesome and might provide us all a fix for less money and the razr looks really cool albeit a much different device.
    04-22-2019 09:43 AM
  6. ilordvader's Avatar
    Good it got delayed
    Gives me more time to collect my Money

    Ok Jokes apart, they will release it on 26th
    Only Launch Events have been cancelled

    So all those who Preorder should get it as scheduled
    04-22-2019 09:43 AM
  7. clerk's Avatar
    Fwiw, att still showing my phone ships on 4/24. So if it is indeed delayed, it hasn't been communicated to carriers yet.
    04-22-2019 09:45 AM
  8. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    Good it got delayed
    Gives me more time to collect my Money

    Ok Jokes apart, they will release it on 26th
    Only Launch Events have been cancelled

    So all those who Preorder should get it as scheduled
    They will not be shipping or released on the 26th.



    "SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. is delaying the expected Friday rollout of its Galaxy Fold smartphone until at least next month, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest fallout from a product headache that began with tech reviewers reporting their test devices had malfunctioned.

    The Galaxy Fold phone—priced at nearly $2,000 and the industry’s first mainstream foldable-screen device—was slated to hit shelves this week in the U.S. But problems with phones being used by reviewers have changed those plans, the people said.

    The new rollout is expected in the coming weeks, though a firm date has yet to be determined, they said.

    Though the company’s internal investigation remains ongoing, the Galaxy Fold phone’s reported issues stem from problems affecting the handset’s hinge and extra pressure applied to the internal screen, the people said.

    A Samsung spokeswoman didn’t have immediate comment. The company had previously said it would adhere to its plans for the Galaxy Fold phones to hit shelves on April 26 in the U.S."
    04-22-2019 09:51 AM
  9. icellphones's Avatar
    It is in the U.S
    04-22-2019 09:56 AM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    Fwiw, att still showing my phone ships on 4/24. So if it is indeed delayed, it hasn't been communicated to carriers yet.
    It makes one wonder how much can be tweaked in a month beyond software and packaging to include a plethora of warnings for those who apparently needed it. Deliveries could be even delayed until after the new launch date. I wouldn't be surprised if the launch delay slips to June.
    04-22-2019 10:04 AM
  11. clerk's Avatar
    What a disaster. At least Sammy isn't boring. I love my iPhone. It just works period. But man is it boring.
    zipro likes this.
    04-22-2019 10:05 AM
  12. clerk's Avatar
    It makes one wonder how much can be tweaked in a month beyond software and packaging to include a plethora of warnings for those who apparently needed it. Deliveries could be even delayed until after the new launch date.
    Agreed. Only thing you could really do in a month is retrofit a fix for the gap perhaps so that stuff can't enter the hinge. That's my best guess. But a retrofit will only make the device feel even more like a prototype. So I agree. I don't think a month does anything. Seems like a panic move.
    04-22-2019 10:07 AM
  13. clerk's Avatar
    I still think they could just ship them and make it clear that all devices qualify for premium care for 2 years. Basically admit it's a beta test of sorts and reward early adopters with an insurance plan. The costs would be peanuts compared to the bad pr they are going to get for this.
    04-22-2019 10:11 AM
  14. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I'm guessing this delay is to add actual warnings and guides directly into the software either through text or Bixby.

    I doubt they'll change anything with the device itself in just a month's time.
    04-22-2019 10:13 AM
  15. hagalah's Avatar
    this news is not officially announced by samsung. just from 'the people'. I doubt they will delay the shipment without notice preorders. let's wait and see for the next few days and don't jump into conclusion so soon.


    They will not be shipping or released on the 26th.



    "SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. is delaying the expected Friday rollout of its Galaxy Fold smartphone until at least next month, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest fallout from a product headache that began with tech reviewers reporting their test devices had malfunctioned.

    The Galaxy Fold phone—priced at nearly $2,000 and the industry’s first mainstream foldable-screen device—was slated to hit shelves this week in the U.S. But problems with phones being used by reviewers have changed those plans, the people said.

    The new rollout is expected in the coming weeks, though a firm date has yet to be determined, they said.

    Though the company’s internal investigation remains ongoing, the Galaxy Fold phone’s reported issues stem from problems affecting the handset’s hinge and extra pressure applied to the internal screen, the people said.

    A Samsung spokeswoman didn’t have immediate comment. The company had previously said it would adhere to its plans for the Galaxy Fold phones to hit shelves on April 26 in the U.S."
    04-22-2019 10:18 AM
  16. clerk's Avatar
    I'm guessing this delay is to add actual warnings and guides directly into the software either through text or Bixby.

    I doubt they'll change anything with the device itself in just a month's time.
    You may be right but if that's all they are doing, they should just release it. There isn't a single person on the planet who doesn't know not to peel the screen protector by now let along the relatively few of us who were actually dumb enough to buy one.
    04-22-2019 10:19 AM
  17. jhimmel's Avatar
    Either the month is just to add warnings to packaging, or the month delay will grow and become months.
    04-22-2019 10:19 AM
  18. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    this news is not officially announced by samsung. just from 'the people'. I doubt they will delay the shipment without notice preorders. let's wait and see for the next few days and don't jump into conclusion so soon.
    So you think the Wall Street Journal is reporting incorrect information?
    04-22-2019 10:31 AM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    So you think the Wall Street Journal is reporting incorrect information?
    It's doubtful but it wouldn't be the first time that the media ran with a story with unnamed sources or sources close to those who should know.
    04-22-2019 10:36 AM
  20. hagalah's Avatar
    Does that surprise you? I will wait until samsung has officially talked about it. False news is everywhere even in mainstream media.

    So you think the Wall Street Journal is reporting incorrect information?
    04-22-2019 10:40 AM
  21. clerk's Avatar
    It is interesting that nothing official from Samsung with preorders set to ship in 2 days. The devices have to be in the retailers' warehouses by now right?
    04-22-2019 10:46 AM
  22. clerk's Avatar
    And I just received a marketing email from Samsung notifying me of the 4/26 release date. Not saying it still couldn't be cancelled but I'd like to think they'd stop the marketing blasts.
    04-22-2019 10:55 AM
  23. spridell's Avatar
    2 major news networks are now reporting the US delay also.

    I am sure Samsung has a statement coming imminently
    04-22-2019 11:21 AM
  24. jcthorne#AC's Avatar
    Well bummer. What a way to start the week. Was really looking forward to my new phone.
    04-22-2019 11:27 AM
  25. clerk's Avatar
    2 major news networks are now reporting the US delay also.

    I am sure Samsung has a statement coming imminently
    Who is the second network? I tend to think it's true but i would appreciate actual confirmation.
    04-22-2019 11:30 AM
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