Samsung's Android flip-phone to be Galaxy Golden

When it comes to Android devices, there are a variety of form factors from which buyers can choose. However, you might have noticed the lack of a decent flip-phone in this new playing field; the form factor simply disappeared as smartphones took precedence in the global market.

We previously reported on the 'Galaxy Folder', a confusing entry to Samsung's plethora of devices. Combining Android and a T9 keyboard, it didn't exactly sound like an outstanding combination. Undeterred, it could release under the name 'Galaxy Golden'. Can you guess why?

The specifications we initially reported - 480x800 WVGA display, Android 4.2 and a Snapdragon 800 - seem about right. We now know the screen is 3.7" as well, so respectable for such an odd form factor. As the inset picture shows, there's also a screen for use when the phone's flipped down.

The internal model name of SHV-E400 has changed, becoming 'E700' instead. Furthermore, it seems likely that the K and S versions are going to be carrier specific (KT Corporation and SK Telecom), as the device is only releasing in South Korea.

All in all, the phone doesn't seem terrible... but would you want another flip-phone?


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