Samsung said before that it meant to make at least 1 million Fold handsets in the first year, versus the total 300 million phones it creates every year on average. We've been over this - when Samsung introduces a new class of device, it pretty much ends up being the physical embodiment of a "first!" Additional metal layers underneath the Infinity Flex Display have been included to reinforce the protection of the display.
Despite this, Huawei chose to pull back the official release of the Mate X as a precautionary measure to avoid hardware failures like the one that has plagued the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
Second, Samsung added protective caps at the top and bottom of the hinges to keep small pieces of grit from becoming trapped and warping the display.
As a result of all of this work, Samsung says the Galaxy Fold is ready for use, and is eyeing September for release... just not in Australia. Frankly, our guess would put the Australian release of the Galaxy Fold somewhere in October. It has 12GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage. The two cameras inside comprise a 10-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensor.
The Korean tech giant yesterday revealed the Galaxy Fold would be available in stores in "select markets" from September.
The phone has a 4,400mAh battery that charges via USB Type-C and will support 55W SuperCharge. Huawei said it would launch the Mate X later in September. The company had already faced a big setback with its flagship phone, Galaxy Note 7, and hence took the launch date off the table to address the issue. And totally by coincidence, we have a burst of news on Huawei's Mate X - and even a sighting of the handset in the wild. There is no word on whether there will be design changes on the Mate X like the Galaxy Fold.