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Samsung Galaxy Fold will finally go on sale this month in South Korea

After that, the smartphone will reach Asia and Europe, before heading to the US. There's no launch date for Latin America, yet

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  • Samsung’s first folding device was due to be launched in April, but because of problems with analytics devices sent to journalists, the company decided to postpone the launch;
  • According to CNet, the Galaxy Fold looks almost the same as before.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is back and will first be sold in South Korea this September, according to CNet. After that, it will reach Asia and Europe, before heading to the US. There’s no release date for Latin America, yet. Since the pre-sale of Note10 is already taking place in Brazil, with prices beginning at BRL 5,299, its launch in the region’s countries should not take long.

Samsung’s first folding device was due to be launched in April, but because of problems with analytics devices sent to journalists (which pointed out some structural flaws in the device), the company decided to postpone the launch.

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According to CNet, Samsung made a series of improvements to the design of the phone. Jessica Dolcourt, from CNet, had the chance to test the redesigned model  hands-on. 

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According to her, the Galaxy Fold looks almost the same as before, although the design seems to afford fewer opportunities for particles to creep under the screen. Dolcourt also says that Samsung has completely cleared any doubts as to  the “question” of whether the protective layer on top of the original design was an optional screen protector or an essential part of the display’s integrity. “It was actually the latter, as some reviewers learned the hard way earlier this year,” says the journalist.