Sometime back Samsung announced the Android flip phone Samsung Hennessy SCH-W789 in the Chinese market with 3.3 inch dual displays. Now Samsung has officially announced its brother Galaxy Golden SHV-E400, which is another clamshell phone, in the South Korean market. It will be released on telecom operators SKT and KT in the country. The Smartphone features two 3.7 inch Super Amoled display and a dual core processor.
Here is a complete list of specifications:
- 2 x 3.7 inch dual touch screen Super Amoled displays with WVGA resolution
- 1.7 GHz dual core processor
- 2 GB of RAM
- 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 1.9 MP front facing camera
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, 4G LTE/3G
- Dimensions: 118 x 59.5 x 15.8 mm and Weight 179 grams
- 1820 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
The Smartphone comes in Champagne Gold color and sports a traditional numerical keypad on the second screen. The flip phone also has FM Radio and 3.5 mm headphone jack. The on-board storage and other specifications are not available at this stage. The Smartphone comes pre-installed with apps such as S-Health and business card app. This means that the flip phone also has plenty of additional sensors that Galaxy S4 got for the functioning of its S-Health application.
The galaxy Golden flip phone also has a Watch On app which offers a TV program guide and S Translator app that supports 12 languages in speech or in the text. The Smartphone will be sold for 799,700 Won ($714) in the Korean market. This seems like a very steep price for the Smartphone of such specifications. There is no word on whether it will be released outside of Korea or not, we certainly don’t expect it to perform well if it is released outside Korea at such a steep price.
We reported some time back when this phone was spotted. The report was remarkably correct in terms of specifications except that it is shy of NFC connectivity. We would love to see more rumors and incoming reports about a flip phone being released outside of Chinese and Korean markets. The flip phones used to be a rage in the 2000’s, but the Smartphones completely wiped them out. A marriage of both Smartphones and flip phones seems to be a great match for the upcoming future generations.