If the latest spotted images of an upcoming flip phone from Samsung are to be believed, the era of 2000’s will surely come back with the same flip phone craze that swept over the masses with the likes of Moto Razr. The Smartphone, which was spotted earlier with the name Galaxy Folder, will be dubbed as Galaxy Golden, possibly symbolizing the golden era of the last decade. The images and drawings give us a good look at the prototype and even reveal some specifications.
According to a report by Korean site clien.net, Samsung Galaxy Golden will pack a 3.7 inch WVGA Super Amoled display with 480×800 resolution and a second display of unknown resolution that replaces the traditional keyboard. According to other rumors, the clamshell Smartphone will pack a 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 2 GB of RAM and will come with impressive connectivity options including NFC, Bluetooth and LTE support. The Smartphone will also reportedly run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.
According to the above report, the Smartphone will be released around mid-August on KT and SK Telecom in South Korea with model numbers SHV-E700K and SHV-E700S respectively. Galaxy Golden is not expected to be released outside of South Korea, but it is expected that the return of the form factor will definitely inspire all the major OEMs and Samsung itself to release it to the global market.
The form factor might look weird for now, but remembering the golden times, it will find its audience. The specifications of the phone are definitely impressive for its form factor. The references of the phone were also discovered in a Samsung manual.
To refresh your memory, this is not the first time that Samsung has released an Android flip phone. Back in December 2011, Samsung released SCH-W999 flip phone with a similar numeric keypad in the Chinese market. The phone didn’t get many takers and thus the rage could not spread even in China. The difference this time is the impressive looks and decent specifications that could actually impart some smartness into a flip phone and could result in the birth of a new kind of Smartphone- a flip one.
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