According to the company, 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.
Here’s hoping the improvements fix the Galaxy Fold’s hardware issues. According to several reviewers, 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 “in select markets.” The company will share more details as we get closer to launch. It will cost $1,980.