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Samsung set to launch folding screen phone after big delay

Samsung’s first foldable phone will go on sale on Friday after problems delayed its initial release.

The South Korean tech giant said on Thursday that the Galaxy Fold is going on sale after it spent the past several months “refining” the device to improve its “design and construction”.

The Galaxy Fold’s,nearly $2,000 (£1,634), original April launch was pushed back after reports that some reviewers’ phones were breaking. Journalists who had received the phones said the folding screen started flickering and turning black before fizzling out.

Samsung has been rushing to launch the folding smartphone before its rivals.

The firm said   in July it had made improvements t o the device  and planned for the phone to go on sale in September.

It comes as the firm has seen profit tumble amid a broader industry slowdown, weighed down by the US-China trade war.

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