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).


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3 years 8 months ago

never imagined that the keypad will make a comeback….lets c how it hits the market…

3 years 8 months ago

It’s good to see a keypad phone. Older people could use this one instead of trying to figure out how to handle smartphones. Truth is that our parents are probably the last generation that will die together with keypad phones.

3 years 8 months ago

Just to make sure anybody noticed, BOTH screens are WVGA. 800×480. Not sure about the size of the screen, pixel density should be fairly high with small screens (dimensions unknown?) but it should be really fast, given that S2 with a 1,2 Ghz dual processor was already quite fast – S3 has about 2,5x the pixels of this device (720p) with basically almost the same CPU. LTE seems to be also a nice addition (tho natural in those markets).

But.. do you see the nonsense? FM-Radio? In KOREA? Then why f***ing come they didn’t do the same with S4 and others, huh? Seems like someone bumped himself in the head with the earlier decision… because other markets have way more uses for FM Radio than the Korean one.

3 years 8 months ago

Dual Screen? Where is the other screen? Or are the buttons in fact a touch screen?

3 years 8 months ago

Hmmm… 4.1.2 and S4 UI? With that hardware, i’m sure the OS that we are watching is 4.2.2.

3 years 8 months ago

if the back screen is high res then i might pick one up ^^ i mean it has the cool factor of a businessman !! ofc thats not me >>