The world’s top smartphone maker delayed global sales of the splashy $1,980 foldable phone after reviewers discovered problems with its display, dealing a setback to Samsung and its efforts to showcase its innovation.
Samsung spokesperson said that if the company did not hear from customers and it had not shipped by 31 May their orders will be cancelled automatically.
Samsung was required to notify customers that the pre-orders would be cancelled in the event the product had not been shipped 31 May.
Samsung has said it plans to make at least a million Fold handsets in the first year, versus the total 300 million phones it produces annually on average.
It closed Galaxy Fold pre-orders earlier due to what it said was “high demand”.
The delay appears to be due to the fact that the screen appeared a little too prone to damage.