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Video: Here's how Samsung made the Galaxy Fold more durable

Samsung made some design improvements that hopefully fixed the Galaxy Fold's hardware issues

Published onSeptember 5, 2019

After postponing the Galaxy Fold’s release due to hardware issues, Samsung announced it would re-launch the Galaxy Fold in September.

The company said it made several improvements to the Galaxy Fold’s hardware. These include extending the top protective layer of the display to beyond the bezel, additional reinforcements to better protect the phone from dust and other particles, and protection caps for the top and bottom hinge area. Samsung also added additional metal layers underneath the display for reinforcement and reduced the space between the hinge and body of the Galaxy Fold.

Also read: iFixit has some educated guesses as to why the Galaxy Fold is so fragile

You can see most of the changes in our hands-on video above, shot at IFA 2019.

Here’s hoping the improvements fix the Galaxy Fold’s hardware issues. Original issues included screen flickering and a bump appearing under the display. The phone’s protective film layer was also mistaken for a screen protector — it should now be more clear that this is an integral part of the Galaxy Fold design and should not be removed.

As for when we’ll see the Galaxy Fold again, Samsung said it’ll be available starting September 6 in South Korea, September 18 in Europe, and September 27 in the U.S., where pre-registrations are open again. The Galaxy Fold will cost a cool $1,980.