Samsung has announced the release of the Galaxy Fold in Korea on September 6th, with the device set to be rolled out in more countries in the coming weeks. Specifically, it will become available first in the U.S., France, Germany, Singapore, and the U.K.
Two colors are available, Cosmos Black and Space Silver, with the Fold also featuring a 5G-ready option in select countries.
In response to this past spring’s Galaxy Fold fiasco, Samsung says that they have taken the past few months to improve the Fold’s design and construction. The high price tag for the Fold also now comes with exclusive access to “specialized” customer care services in the form of one-on-one access to Samsung experts, and 24/7 phone support.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold blends a variety of smartphone and tablet features to offer a first-of-its-kind experience. One of the more notable features includes its unique foldable UX, which the company spent quite a significant amount of time developing and refining.
DJ Koh, the President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division of Samsung Electronics, spoke of how the design team behind the device looked to innovate with its release. In a statement, he said:
“The category-defining Galaxy Fold is a device that defies the barriers of traditional smartphone design. Now, we’re excited to release this pioneering mobile technology, and allow consumers to experience it for themselves. Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold’s revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability. This is what we call innovation of new mobile experience in action.”