It's been nearly a month since we first caught a whiff of the possible future additions to the Samsung Galaxy line, the rumored dual-screened Galaxy Folder, and what an addition it is! By and large an extinct category, the South Korean tech behemoth appears intent on reviving the flip-phone form factor.
Before we get into specifics, do bear in mind that both smartphones are aimed at the Chinese/Korean markets, and chances of them making an appearance on US soil are slim to none.
Two model numbers for the Galaxy Folder hint that the device may come in two versions, one of which is expected to support 4G LTE connectivity. The rest of the hinted specs include a 3.7-inch AMOLED display running a resolution of 480x800 (no word whether both screens are identical) and a Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor ticking at 1.7GHz. A whopping 2GB of RAM is also available, or so the rumors have it, along with a 1820mAh battery and Android 4.2.2. The Galaxy Folder is said to be aimed at the Korean market; launch date remains a mystery.
But the Galaxy Folder is one of two flip-phones rumored to be in the works, for there's also the dual-display Samsung Hennessy that we brought your attention to at the beginning of the month. While the specs on the Hennessy are, by no means, anything special, in theory we can't see this nostalgia-inducing smartphone having any trouble powering through most anything you may think of throwing at it:
A unknown quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz will serve as the brains behind the operation
1GB of RAM and 1GB of internal, microSD-expandable storage
A 3.3-inch, 320x480 HVGA display will be present both on the inside and outside.
An alleged 5MP CMOS camera
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Pricing and availability remain unknown, but we'll keep you up to speed. In the meantime, if you find yourself similarly reminded of times past, then you should check what Samsung has in store for us below.
Say hello to Samsung's duo of dual-screened flip phones
1. Samsung Galaxy Folder
2. Samsung Galaxy Folder
3. Samsung Galaxy Folder
4. Samsung Hennessy
5. Samsung Hennessy