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Samsung’s Redesigned Galaxy Fold Is Going on Sale Sept. 6

  • Company announces availability days before iPhone launch
  • Durability concerns and high price will dampen mass enthusiasm
Samsung Electronics Galaxy Fold.
Samsung Electronics Galaxy Fold.Source: Samsung Electronics
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Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Fold will go on sale Sept. 6 in its home market of South Korea, following a months-long delay caused by the discovery of a severe defect in the original design.

The Galaxy Fold, a $1,980 luxury Android device that opens like a book, was originally scheduled to go on sale in April, but it was delayed after multiple early tests, including by Bloomberg News, found the screen to have severe reliability issues. Samsung said in July that the phone would relaunch in September but had not previously provided an exact date.