Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 Android flip phone spotted on GFXBench with specs upgrade

If there is one thing that many people miss about their older flip phone, it is that satisfying sound made at the end of a call when the handset is flipped shut. Besides the sound, physically closing the flip brings a finality to the conversation, more than you get from pressing on a button. Based on specs found on the GFXBench benchmark site, Samsung is following up on last year's Android powered Samsung Galaxy Folder flip phone with a sequel.

The Galaxy Folder 2 was recently put through the GFXBench benchmark test and as a result, partial specs for the handset have been revealed. Judging from the specs generated by GFXBench, it would seem that the new model will get a bump with most hardware. For example, the front-facing camera on the Galaxy Folder 2 is now 5MP, up from the 2MP seen on last year's unit.

Internal storage has been increased to 16GB, up from the 8GB available on last year's Galaxy Folder, and Android 6.0.1 is now installed. The Snapdragon 425 SoC is under the hood, which means that the quad-core 1.2GHz CPU from last year's Folder has been replaced by a quad-core 1.4GHz CPU. The Adreno 308 GPU handles graphics. A 33% hike in RAM takes it to 2GB on the new version of the phone. The 3.8-inch screen, with a WVGA 480 x 800 resolution, remains the same from last year's model.

We would expect that the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 will remain an Asia only affair. There is no word yet on when Samsung plans on making this official. Last year's device was priced at the equivalent of $250 USD, and we could see similar pricing for the sequel.

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1. adi9764

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3. shield

Posts: 843; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Gionee W909 is better 4,2" HD Helio P10, 4GB RAM 2530 mAh, 64GB int.Stor. micro sd, 16MPx and fingerprint. Source gsmarena.com

5. Fona13A unregistered

I always wanted a vulnerable display on the outside of my flip phone, which because of its design protects the PRIMARY DISPLAY. RIP.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

This kind of phones is already died and will never comeback again.

8. Fona13A unregistered

Says you.

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Be surprise how many people on here hate the rectangle slab design. Maybe this will be up their ally?

9. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I would really like to get flip phone like those in Canada. Pretty sure its would sell well but would canibalize entry level smartphone sales.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The price, though... 250? No!

12. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

love these flip phones...samsung made 2 other flip android phones in the past few years...they also made a built in projector phone which was the beam and the beam 2...for the beam 3 they should just add a projector to the s7 active!!

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