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Samsung Galaxy Fold is ready to start after the screen correction

  DJ Koh, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics' IT & Mobile Communications Division, announces the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California.

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Samsung's first foldable smartphone will go on sale in September after issues with the device delayed its initial release.

The launch of the Galaxy Fold in April was postponed after early investigators reported broken screens.

Samsung claimed to have made "improvements" to the device that would be sold in "selected markets" for nearly $ 2,000 (1

,603 GBP). "Samsung took the time to fully evaluate product design, make necessary improvements, and perform rigorous testing," the company said.

Improvements include widening a protective layer to make it clear it should not be removed, and reinforcing the hinge area with new protective caps.

One explanation for the broken screens seems to be that some reviewers have removed a movie that they believe was a typical protective layer that came with the phone when first purchased.

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Media caption WATCH: Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold

The device's defects were a source of embarrassment for Samsung as smartphone sales declined and competition from rivals such as the Chinese Huawei increased ,

Huawei The company, which was the world's second largest smartphone seller last year, plans to launch its foldable smartphone in September.

Earlier this year, Chinese technology company Xiaomi unveiled the prototype of a collapsible smartphone that transforms into a tablet.

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