Samsung Galaxy Golden 2 is a pretty powerful clamshell

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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16 Comments

1. Busyboy unregistered

Why???

2. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Just cause!

7. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Because people have different needs. My cousin got it because he felt it looks awesome, he has an iPhone 5s next to it (he has always been an iPhone user) and he wouldn't ditch one of them for the other.

15. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Your cousin got this SSG Golden 2? Tell me more man, price, spec (LTE band?) If not too pricey and compatible/usable in USA, I'd like to get one.

16. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

LTE (900/1800/2600MHz) + UMTS(1900/2100MHz) + GSM (900/1800 MHz) More details on SS Hongkong. Come on..............n Sammy!!!

3. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

That's awesome, i'd never buy one, but something about flip-phones makes me happy lol

13. ushoda

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

agree, the only thing that would make me buy one of this is a competitive price tag.... but considering the price of the first one with mid range specs, i don't think this will be cheap at all

4. limporgyuk

Posts: 360; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

T9 texting on buttons is the future

5. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

4.6” display on a flip-phone. the dimension is going to be bigger than Nokia N90 ?

6. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Man, there's just something about a flip phone that makes me happy. I remember back in the day (I'm 23 turning 24 on Halloween) when I had the LG VX7000 in a slick, soft touch blue with a swivel camera. Look it up, man. That phone was awesome. Those LG flips could do everything way back when.

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Would get one for my mother. Retro enough that she could use it and yet modern to get her emails nd stuff.

9. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Flip Phone = No Butt Dialing = Not accidentally calling my boss while having an argument with my wife

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

Lock your phone.

10. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

I have to say it's preety awesome. Don't really like samsung but I'll thake this rather than any iphone anyday

11. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

great idea. my mom would love this

12. windowsphonejunkie

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

This is such a great idea! I just wish they would bring it to the U.S. :(

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