Have seen a flip phone with numeric keyboard launched recently? Well, we neither. If you look really hard, you can probably find one or two stuck somewhere at the back of a store, but the truth is that touch screen smartphones and messaging phones with full physical keyboard are reigning in the mobile world. Or do they? Apparently, Samsung thinks that flip phones still have a future. If the latest rumors are to be believed, the Korean company is getting ready to release an Android-powered flip phone, called Galaxy Folder.
Samsung Galaxy Folder 4G LTE Android Phone
The news about Samsung’s alleged new clamshell offering appeared on several Korean websites citing an unnamed Samsung exec as a reference. It looks like the phone might be ready for launch next month. The Galaxy Folder is Samsung’s second attempt at Android flip phone. Last year the company released the Samsung SCH-W2013 in China. The device, advertised by Jackie Chan himself, was priced at premium price tag of $2000 – $3000. The Galaxy Folder is expected to wear more down-to-earth price tag, though.
The Samsung Galaxy Folder will be a lower-endish phone. It is expected to feature a 480 x 800 display of unknown size, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and LTE support. The phone will probably ship with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which is the latest version of the OS currently available. It is hard to tell how customers will take to the handset. There are still some folks out there who are using flip phones. The Galaxy Folder may make the transitions to the smartphone world easier for them. We will see come August.