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Galaxy Fold hits South Korea after 'overcoming technological hurdles'

Following Samsung's foldable smartphone, Huawei to launch new device in September

Samsung's Galaxy Fold smartphone on display at a media event in Seoul, South Korea, on Sept. 5 (Reuters/Kim Do-gyun).   © Reuters

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics finally launched its first foldable smartphone in its home country of South Korea on Friday, after months of delays due to durability problems with the display.

Samsung said that it had fixed the 7.3-inch display by strengthening the folding part of the handset after it caused screen problems during media tests in the U.S. in April. The company also attached a film layer to protect the organic light-emitting diode display, which folds down to 4.6 inches.

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