Samsung Galaxy Golden 2 is a pretty powerful clamshell

There's probably a lot of readers out there who have not heard of Samsung's Galaxy Golden handset. It's a clamshell model, running Android, which is limited to Asian markets only, probably because Sammy don't believe that flip phones can gather any interest in the west.

Apparently, the phone did quite well, after being released last year, as a recent user guide leak shows that Samsung will be launching a successor – the Galaxy Golden 2.

It's an Android 4.4 powered handset and sports 2 screens – one on the outer shell, one tucked inside, against the keypad – and both of them sport 4.6” displays with 1280 x 768 resolutions. The SoC under the hood is a Snapdragon 801, running a quad-core Krait 400 at 2.5 GHz, coupled with the Adreno 330 GPU, and 2 GB RAM. The device also does not disappoint in the camera department – its main snapper has a 16 MP sensor and is capable of 2160p 4K video capture, while the front-facer has a more modest 2 MP one. No info on internal storage or battery capacity yet.

The phone has two microSIM card slots and will be launching in China, via carrier China Telecom. It is unknown, whether Samsung plans to bring it to its home country, though, seeing as the original Galaxy Golden was first launched in Korea – we believe it's safe to assume that it would.

So there you go – a powerful clamshell phone, running Android 4.4. Would you be interested in such a device if it ever crossed into the western hemisphere?

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