Samsung's Galaxy Fold launch has been nothing short of a disaster and there's no end in sight.
The Galaxy Fold is the most expensive Galaxy phone Samsung's ever "released". You'll have to invest a minimum of $2000 into the device and that’s a lot to ask for a first-generation product, especially one with this many problems.
At this point, we don't know when the Galaxy Fold will go on sale again in the United States. AT&T recently cancelled Galaxy Fold pre-orders with no word on when the device will return to shelves.
First-generation products always have growing pains so the Galaxy Fold's issues don't come as much of a surprise. That said, the phone feels more like a prototype than a finished product which means most consumers will want to avoid it like the plague.
If you're really interested in a phone/tablet hybrid, you'll want to do one of two things. One, wait to see how the Galaxy Fold re-launch unfolds and/or how Huawei's Mate X performs when it launches later this year.
Huawei's pushed the Mate X release into September in order to conduct additional tests which doesn't inspire much confidence.
Or two, and this is probably the best option, skip all of the first-generation foldable phones and wait for the second or third-generation models.
They're still be expensive, but at least you won't have to worry (hopefully) about them falling apart.