Galaxy Fold ship date postponed to June 13

AT&T offered up the new date in emails to customers who ordered Samsung's foldable phone.

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The new Samsung Galaxy Fold Smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Fold.

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Samsung will begin shipping its Galaxy Fold phone to AT&T customers on June 13. 

On Tuesday, AT&T customer David Cogen tweeted a message from AT&T asking him to accept the new shipping date. The date and other information in the tweet are accurate, a person familiar with the company's plans told CNET.  

After reviewers reported problems with the Galaxy Fold's screen last week, Samsung announced on Monday that it would delay the Fold's scheduled sale date. 

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"Initial findings from the inspection of reported issues on the display showed that they could be associated with impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge. There was also an instance where substances found inside the device affected the display performance," Samsung said in a statement. "To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold." 

The company also sent emails to customers who had preordered the device, promising to provide "more specific shipping information" within two weeks. Now, we know that the phone will start shipping on June 13 -- at least to some AT&T customers. 

Read more: Galaxy Fold screens are breaking: Everything you need to know

T-Mobile , another US carrier that plans to sell the Fold, said in a statement, "We have no further details but we will update you when we have more information." Samsung declined to comment on this story, but said earlier that it would delay the launch of the Galaxy Fold and that it would announce a new release date "in the coming weeks."

Samsung won't charge customers' credit cards for the Fold until it ships, and will let customers cancel without penalty before that time.

CNET today published its review of the Galaxy Fold, although we've held off assigning it a rating until we can test the final shipped-to-consumers product.

Close up with the Galaxy Fold's original screen, notch and hinge

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Originally published April 24, 8:25 a.m. PT.

Update, 10:38 a.m.: Adds comment from T-Mobile.