Samsung prepping flip phone with Snapdragon 800 processor
Is it possible that Samsung’s Galaxy Golden, that cute little flip phone that was launched in South Korea recently, was a huge success for the company? Well, it certainly seems to be the case, as Samsung is reportedly working on a successor to that device, this time with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor under the hood. Hmm, wait, it could also be that Samsung is hoping the specs will drive demand for it this time around, right?
The new clamshell device carries the model number SM-W2014, which we’ve come across before, and it has recently passed certification from Tenaa, China’s equivalent of the US’ FCC, and the listing mentions a number of its high-end specs. There will be 2GB of RAM on this thing, a 13-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. If those sound like the specs of the Galaxy Note 3 to you, then you’re not mistaken, though naturally there won’t be no gigantic 5.7-inch screen on this one – in fact, the display is still 3.67-inches on both sides with a WVGA resolution (800×480), so it looks like the Snapdragon 800 won’t have to do much work here.
Expect to see the, um, Galaxy Golden 2 launch sometime before the end of the year. At $800, the original wasn’t exactly the most well-priced smartphone, so expect to pay an over the top price for the successor as well.