Samsung has confirmed reports from earlier today that it is postponing the release of its $2,000 Galaxy Fold foldable phone only days before it was originally scheduled to go on sale. "We want our customers to have the best experience possible which is why, after initial feedback, we have decided to delay the release of the category-changing Galaxy Fold to make sure it measures up to the high standards we know you expect from us," the company said. "We plan to announce the [new] release date in the coming weeks."
Earlier today, The Wall Street Journal reported [wsj.com] that the Fold won't hit shelves until sometime in May at the earliest, but Samsung is giving itself plenty of leeway with its non-committal timeframe. In an email to customers who have already preordered the Fold, the company said they can expect a revised update on shipping details in two weeks (which would be May 6th). US carriers AT&T and T-Mobile are also slated to carry the premium device.
See also: A Broken Galaxy Fold Is Bad for Samsung—and Even Worse for Folding Phones [fortune.com]
Galaxy Fold review: A lot of money for a prototype [engadget.com]
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a flawed glimpse at the future [qz.com]
Galaxy Fold review: Should you pay $2,000 for Samsung's delayed folding phone tablet? [usatoday.com]
Previously: You're Folding It Wrong: Tech Reviewers Break Samsung Galaxy Fold after Just Days of Use [soylentnews.org]