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Samsung's upcoming flip phone, the Galaxy Golden 3, will be based on the Exynos 7420 chipset

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The leaked benchmark result (click to zoom in)

The leaked benchmark result (click to zoom in)

A new Samsung smartphone recently surfaced online in the form of a leaked GFXBench result. Carrying the SM-W2016 model number, the phone appears to be an Asian-bound flip phone based on Samsung's own Exynos 7420 SoC.

The original phone in Samsung's SM-W line-up was the SM-W2014, a Snapdragon 800-based flip phone that Samsung sold in China as the Samsung Galaxy Golden. A follow-up model, the Snapdragon 801-based SM-W2015 surfaced in China's TENAA database a while back, and is now on sale there as the Samsung Galaxy Golden 2. Based on this naming scheme, the recently-leaked SM-W2016 is expected to be called the Samsung Galaxy Golden 3.

According to the leaked benchmark result, Samsung's new flip phone will be based on the company's own Exynos 7420, which is the same chip that powers Samsung flagships such as the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy Note5. Other specs include 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage space, a 16MP primary camera, and a 5MP secondary shooter. From the looks of it, Samsung will take the backbone of the Galaxy S6 and serve that as base for its upcoming flip phone.

The benchmark also lists a 4.6-inch display with a resolution of 768 by 1280 pixels. Now, since a 4.6-inch flip phone would be rather gargantuan, we're incline to believed that there's an error in the way the benchmark detects the size of the display. If it's anything like its predecessors, the Samsung SM-W2016 will come with two (AMOLED) displays, and it makes sense for a benchmark to have trouble reporting the correct display size.

Although previous members in the Samsung Galaxy Golden lineup were launched exclusively in China, the third iteration in the series might also make it to India, as an import tracking website confirmed that Samsung has shipped some SM-SW2016 units in the country for testing purposes. At the moment, we have no word on a potential release in the US, but we wouldn't count on it ever happening.


source: GFXBench | Zauba via GSMArena | GforGames

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posted on 20 Oct 2015, 07:53 3

1. johanbiff (Posts: 405; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


with only HD screen this thing will be seriously fast!

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 09:48 2

13. zeeBomb (Posts: 2139; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Greatest flip phone of all time?

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 10:33

14. Ordinary (Posts: 2348; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Now you can finally say that your flip phone owns pretty much any phone out there in terms of perfomance, lol.

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 07:54 3

2. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


I'm interested.. Something different in the bland rectangular slab market.

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 07:56

3. BATTERY_LIVES_MATTER (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Interesting to see if this will create a new flip phone fad. Though probably not.

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 07:59 6

4. abdoualgeria (Posts: 461; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Why does a dual-screen flip-phone need a front camera, Samsung? With the proper placement, the 16MP rear camera would have made an awesome selfie cam, with one screen used as a viewfinder for yourself and the other used for shooting everything else. It seems like a no-brainer.

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 08:02

5. jeroome86 (Posts: 1376; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Help me. I'm redirected again

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 09:19

11. Wiencon (Posts: 1922; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


This is PA, you might as well throw your phone out of window because you will never be able to view this site properly.

Muahahahahahahahah

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 08:03

6. jeroome86 (Posts: 1376; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Is my phone got spam? Is it PA site. If so. Go F yourself PA.

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 08:04

7. jeroome86 (Posts: 1376; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Almost bash my phone. Gotta type fast. Might get redirected again.

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 08:36

8. bubbadoes (Posts: 1161; Member since: 03 May 2012)


another day. yawwwnnnnnn it's Samsung AGAIN!

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 08:46 6

9. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


You're jealous?

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 11:43

16. kkmkk (Posts: 495; Member since: 06 May 2013)


f**k you

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 09:19

10. Wiencon (Posts: 1922; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


If it comes to Europe I will seriously consider buying it, awesome camera, awesome audio quality, compact factor, if it has SD slot then it's a perfect phone for me.
But what about mini jack? Is the phone too thin to have one?

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 09:24

12. iphonexus (Posts: 130; Member since: 04 Jan 2015)


With a 720p screen nd ex7420 this phone will be really very fast nd seriously need some design changes with is only sammy doing like curved screen or flip just tired of rectangular slab

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 11:22

15. GOAT78 (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


But I thought Samsung Copied Apple with Gold phones?

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