Samsung Galaxy Fold launch may be delayed in China

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Image: Mashable By Adam Rosenberg2019-04-21 21:18:27 UTC

It’s not clear if Samsung’s first attempt at a foldable display device is ready for primetime, but the word out of China suggests there may be some concern.

The upcoming launch of the Galaxy Fold has reportedly been postponed, as have events connected to it in Hong Kong and Shanghai that were set for Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s worth noting that Samsung hasn’t confirmed any of this directly,

Word of the launch delay comes via “someone claiming to be familiar with the matter” speaking to SamMobile. The source claims that the delay stems from an issue with the launch event’s venue, though the specifics aren’t clear.

That report also notes that “two other local activities” are also no longer happening. Those are likely the Shanghai and Hong Kong events, which Engadget Chinese editor-in-chief Richard Lai confirmed were postponed in a Sunday morning tweet.

Samsung Galaxy Fold launch events in Hong Kong and Shanghai have been postponed. They were originally scheduled for this Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

— Richard Lai (@richardlai) April 21, 2019

There’s been some speculation that the Galaxy Fold’s pre-launch technical woes are partially or