Samsung facing crucial test over Galaxy Fold delay

24 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

SEOUL: South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is "facing its biggest test ever", analysts said Tuesday after it delayed the release of its $2,000 foldable phone over screen problems.

The move by the world's biggest smartphone maker -- announced after reviewers provided with early devices reported screens breaking within days of use -- comes less than three years after its Galaxy Note 7 disaster, reports AFP.

The company said the Galaxy Fold, which had been due for its US release on Friday, "needs further improvements" before customers can receive it and a new release date will be announced in the coming weeks.

Samsung Electronics -- the flagship company of the sprawling Samsung Group, by far the biggest of the family-controlled conglomerates.