Clamshell Galaxy Folder (SHV-E400K) seen in live pictures, might be called Galaxy Golden
That clamshell flip phone Samsung is working on is something we had hoped would turn out to be just a fantasy concocted in an alternate universe, but it has now shown up in the clearest pictures yet, confirming that Samsung will be going forward with this blast from the past. There’s also word that instead of Galaxy Folder, Samsung may market it as Galaxy Golden.
The specs have already been revealed thanks to the leaked user manual. We’re looking at dual WVGA screens of AMOLED type, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 2GB of RAM, two cameras, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and LTE support, FM radio, a 1,820mAh battery, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The specs are quite respectable (though I doubt we’ll see 2GB of RAM, 1.5GB RAM seems more likely, if not just 1GB), but again, a keypad-toting phone isn’t exactly something people were asking for.
But hey, choice is good, right? The Galaxy Golden aka Folder is expected to arrive in Korea this month for carriers SKT and KT and possibly in China for China Mobile, and we’ll be waiting to see whether Samsung brings it to other markets (don’t keep your hopes pinned on that happening).