CNET decided to put Samsung's 200,000 fold claim to the test with a custom made FoldBot from SquareTrade. The phone held up surprisingly well until it reached 120,000 folds, where it ultimately failed.
With a more robust hinge, better protection to keep debris out of the internals, a better screen covering, and general reliability improvements, we'll actually be able to evaluate the Fold on its merits as a device without the cloud of the issues hanging overhead.
Ahead of its expected release in the U.S. later this month, Samsung is now allowing consumers to register their interest in the Galaxy Fold. However, the company is yet to confirm a specific release date.
It's been effective radio silence from Samsung on the Galaxy Fold's whereabouts for three weeks, with little to go on in between. But now, Samsung finally speaks: the Galaxy Fold's issues have been fixed, it says, and it's ready to launch. Again.