By Associated Press
NEW YORK — Samsung’s folding phone is finally hitting the U.S.
Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Fold, a phone with a screen that folds together like a book, on Friday. There will be an AT&T version /zigman2/quotes/203165245/composite T -0.10% as well as an unlocked version that will be sold at Best Buy /zigman2/quotes/205918291/composite BBY -3.04% and Samsung /zigman2/quotes/202367843/delayed SSNLF +30.66% stores.
The South Korean tech giant had put the Galaxy Fold’s launch on hold for months after reviewers encountered problems with the device’s innovative folding screen. Some reviewers peeled back a protective layer meant to stay on the screen, other devices flickered and turned black.
The nearly $2,000 phone launched on Sept. 6 in South Korea and Sept. 18 in France, Germany and Britain, with versions for next generation 5G networks available in the latter two countries. The U.S. phone does not support 5G.