A report yesterday talked about the Samsung Galaxy Fold having a rather cautious relaunch in September with focus on four key markets. It is now learnt that American carrier T-Mobile will not offer the smartphone when it launches in a couple of months. This is a major setback for fans of the Magenta carrier who were hoping to get their hands on the unique but hard to get Galaxy Fold.
The issues arose when Samsung pulled back the release of the smartphone leading to major carriers like AT&T cancelling pre-orders for the smartphone. However, AT&T is yet to mention its plans for the relaunch of the Galaxy Fold, although we should have word soon.
T-Mobile confirmed the absence of the handset from its networks through a spokesperson speaking to The Verge. The company said “T-Mobile will not carry the Galaxy Fold because we already offer customers a wide range of the latest smartphones. Please reach out to Samsung for any further inquiries.”
That pretty much seals it for fans who were hopeful of seeing the device on T-Mobile shelves. However, with other carriers like Verizon, Sprint (soon to be merged with T-Mobile) still relatively quiet, there’s no certainty on the device’s arrival through American carriers. It’s likely that Samsung will offer an unlocked and off-contract version of the handset through its retail channels.
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Via: The Verge