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Meet the Galaxy Folder 2, Samsung’s new Android flip phone

Published Jun 22nd, 2017 3:42PM EDT
Samsung flip phone
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Earlier this week, we got a sneak peek at a new Android flip phone from Samsung via China’s telecom authority TENAA. It turns out that the phone we were looking at was the Galaxy Folder 2, a follow-up to the original Galaxy Folder flip phone from 2013. It launched this week in South Korea.

Samsung said in a news post on Thursday that the Galaxy Folder 2 features a stylish yet practical retro design. It offers the portability of a flip phone and the functionality of a full-fledged smartphone.

As was revealed in the certification, the Galaxy Folder 2 comes equipped with a 3.8-inch display, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, expandable storage up to 256GB, a removable 1,950mAh battery and it all runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Samsung didn’t specify in its news post, but the phone is also expected to feature an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.

Beyond the internal specifications, the Galaxy Folder 2 also has a set of physical buttons for contacts, texts and the camera, as well as a button dedicated to social media apps like Kakao Talk or BAND. The phone also has a new widget that can serve as a pedometer or allow users to check their data usage. Additionally, the phone includes 15 special ringtones for those who might have trouble hearing.

Samsung will sell both a 3G and an LTE version of the Galaxy Folder 2, starting at 297,000 won (~$260). The Android flip phone will be available in both black and burgundy colorways.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.