We’ve known for a while that Samsung planned to release its redesigned Galaxy Fold in September, but Yonhap may have revealed the exact date: Sept. 6. The company talked to three telecoms about that date, the Korean outlet reported, It happens to be the first day of the IFA 2019 trade show in Berlin, which would give them a platform for an announcement.
The $1,980 folding phone was originally meant to go on sale on April 26 and preorders sold out on the first day, but it was delayed four days ahead of that after reviewers reported screen breakages, flickering and bulging.
We got a look at a render of the redesigned Fold last month — it showed that the screen, internal structure and hinge area were reinforced.
Huawei’s rival foldable, the $2,600 Mate X, was originally due to arrive in September as well, but the company reportedly said we’re unlikely to see it before November.
Samsung didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
First published at 5:11 a.m. PT.
Updated at 5:50 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.