Samsung CEO on Galaxy Fold Flop: ‘It Was Embarrassing’

A new article out of The Independent has surfaced which shares a few of the thoughts of Samsung CEO DJ Koh regarding the Galaxy Fold. The device was originally slated to arrive in April, but after review units began spontaneously breaking, the company had to delay the launch to an unknown time in the future.

“It was embarrassing,” Koh said to The Independent. “I pushed it through before it was ready.”

“Before it was ready” is a bit of an understatement. The Galaxy Fold suffered from odd screen problems where displays were randomly breaking due to…well… debris, I guess. Samsung never disclosed exactly what was wrong with the Fold that caused such issues.

One problem facing reviewers was the removal of the top layer of the screen. In their defense, it definitely looks like a pre-installed screen protector, but they took it off anyway and suffered display damage.

But everyone else’s issues with the phone have never been cleared of confusion, and it’s hard to say if they ever will be.

Whatever was wrong with the Galaxy Fold has been fixed, at least according to Koh. “I do admit I missed something on the foldable phone, but we are in the process of recovery,” Koh said. “At the moment, more than 2,000 devices are being tested right now in all aspects. We defined all the issues. Some issues we didn’t even think about, but thanks to our reviewers, mass volume testing is ongoing.”

Unfortunately, Koh doesn’t provide a potential release date for the Galaxy Fold in the report, but given how confident he seems, the device’s release seems imminent. “Give us a bit more time,” he went on to say.