While Samsung CEO DJ Koh broke the silence earlier this week with his own personal feelings on the Galaxy Fold debacle, calling the whole thing “embarrassing” as a long overdue public mea culpa, confusion continues to be the first word that comes to our mind when talking about the oft-delayed foldable device that was supposed to revolutionize the mobile industry.
All the issues are in the rearview mirror
Of course, just because those two specific weaknesses have (allegedly) been fixed, that doesn’t mean the Galaxy Fold 2.0 is a flawless device that will never break. After all, DJ Koh did suggest more issues were “defined” in the recent “process of recovery”, including “some issues we didn’t even think about”, which are probably close to being ironed out as well.
Don’t hold your breath for an August launch
Then again, if the company does manage to eliminate the small gaps between the screen and its bezels, strengthen the plastic protector, and “reduce the chance of a crease developing in the middle of the screen over time”, as Bloomberg’s sources claim, the resulting gadget sounds like something that deserves its own announcement event. We highly doubt the second version of the Galaxy Fold will be perfect on every level, but if it can come close to perfection, nay, day-to-day functionality, it might be the start of that revolution envisioned by Samsung almost a decade ago.
Bottom line, even if the Galaxy Fold ends up seeing daylight dangerously close to the “crucial holiday season” (like, say, in October), it should be considered a success story and not an “embarrassment”… as long as it works.