Samsung is finally ready to relaunch its ambitious Galaxy Fold, nearly five months after catastrophic problems encountered by early reviewers forced the company to cancel the launch of its most ambitious smartphone ever. Thanks to fundamental design flaws and the sheer amount of hype surrounding the Galaxy Fold’s introduction, the company has had to deal with some very high-profile embarrassment. All of this means that the stakes are incredibly high for Samsung, but the company is confident enough to let attendees at the IFA 2019 exhibition touch and use the phone themselves. We braved long lines and massive crowds in order to spend some hands-on time with the new re-engineered Samsung Galaxy Fold, and here are our thoughts.
Nearly all flagship smartphones today rely on the same increasingly generic design, no matter how slick they are. That makes it pretty hard to be impressed when something new comes up. The Samsung Galaxy Fold does not suffer from that problem at all – it is on an entirely new level. Holding it and flipping it open to reveal its internal screen for the first time is immensely satisfying.