Canadians eager to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the world’s first foldable smartphone, will have to wait a little while longer.
Actually, they might not be able to get it at all.
Earlier this week, Samsung announced the launch of its latest product. The company said in a press release that the phone would release in select countries around the world, including Korea, France, Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the US, among others.
We didn’t just change the shape of the phone.
We changed the shape of tomorrow.
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) September 5, 2019
The Galaxy Fold, however, will not be seeing a Canadian release.
“Given it will be available in limited quantities across the globe, we have revisited the global launch plan.” says a statement from Samsung. “While we greatly appreciate consumers’ interest, unfortunately, the Galaxy Fold will not be available in Canada.”
The Fold, a combination of a smartphone and a tablet, was announced by Samsung in February of this year. The initial launch was postponed due to apparent durability and usability issues.
The phone has a price point of $1,980 (USD) and boasts a hidden hinge system that allows it to open and close. It also comes with a 4.6-inch display when folded and a 7.3-inch display when turned into a tablet, as well as six cameras, 512 GB of storage, and 12 GB of RAM.