A week before the Galaxy Fold would be rolled out in the United States, some review units of the foldable phone manifested display-related problems for technology journalists in the country. Although in some cases the issue was caused by human error due to reviewers peeling off the protective layer on the screen, the South Korean giant has reportedly announced today that it is indefinitely putting off the launch events for the Galaxy Fold initially planned for April 24 in Singapore and Spain.
The announcement came a few hours after Samsung delayed the device's scheduled launch event in China as well on the pretext of venue-related issues. In a statement to Channel News Asia, a Samsung spokesperson said:
"In light of the recent feedback on a limited number of Galaxy Fold media review units, Samsung is taking the time to ensure that the Galaxy Fold units are in optimum shape for your experience at the event."
Samsung also gave a similar confirmation to Spanish news outlet Hipertextual, saying the handset's debut in Spain set for Wednesday will be delayed due to the same issue. The Galaxy Fold is initially set for release in that country on May 3 along with the UK and other European nations.
With Samsung's latest confirmation, it is likely that the European availability of the phone in general may be postponed as well. On the other hand, the phone's U.S. release on April 26 is not likely to be affected as the South Korean tech giant previously said it won't put off the Galaxy Fold's launch in the country.