Everything old is new again, and Samsung is seemingly looking to mix a little bit of the present with a whole lot of the past in an upcoming smartphone. Reportedly called the “Galaxy Folder,” we have seen photos and supposed specs for Samsung’s first Android flip phone leak over the past few weeks, and now purported press renders have been published by Sammy Hub. While the renders don’t reveal any new details, the fact that they have leaked suggests Samsung could be getting ready to announce the new handset. Earlier reports stated that the Galaxy Folder will feature dual low-resolution displays, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel camera, a microSD slot and dual-SIM support. The leaked images follow below. More →
As we’ve noted in the past, Samsung will try absolutely anything when it comes to selling smartphones. The latest example of this is Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Folder device that aims at bringing Android to the once-ubiquitous flip phone form factor. Engadget points us to some leaked photos of the new device that show off its dual-screen design and basic user interface that looks like a shrunken version of the standard Galaxy phone Android home screen. Earlier leaks have indicated that the Galaxy Folder will feature a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The leaked photos of Samsung’s Galaxy Folder flip phone follow below.
Samsung has never been shy about its strategy of spamming the world with an enormous number of gadgets every year, but its latest concoction may be its most surprising experiment yet. Engadget notes that a leaked Korean-language user manual found on Samsung’s website shows that the company has designed a flip phone called the Galaxy Folder that looks like a mid-range device featuring a 3.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The Galaxy Folder will also apparently feature a dual display on the front and back of the top half of the device so users can interact with it whether it’s open or closed. We have no idea whether Samsung plans on releasing this model anytime soon but Engadget suggests that it might be tailor-made for its home market in South Korea.
What could be next for Samsung, the company that single-handily conquered the Android market with its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. How about the rebirth of the flip phone? According to Korean website Digital Daily, Samsung is preparing to release an Android-powered Galaxy flip phone in the coming weeks. The handset will reportedly be called the Galaxy Folder and will feature a 800 x 480 pixel-display, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, LTE connectivity and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Samsung is the biggest smartphone and feature phone vendor in the world, and perhaps the only company that could be able to successfully market an Android-powered flip phone to consumers. The Galaxy Folder is reportedly slated to launch in South Korean sometime next month.