Samsung Galaxy Golden is an Android clamshell with old looks but new specs

Samsung Galaxy Golden is an Android clamshell with old looks but new specs
A new clamshell flip phone is apparently coming from Samsung. This seems to be a completely different model than the Samsung Hennessy  (SCH-W789) that we told you about on Friday. Where that model will allegedly have 3.5 inch dual screens, the SHV-400EK, known as the Samsung Galaxy Golden, will have 3.75 inch dual-screens. The phone will have a numerical dial pad with triple tap letter entry.

Thanks to a leaked user's manual, we can tell you that the dual-screens on the Samsung Galaxy Golden will be AMOLED displays with resolution of 480 x 800 on each. A quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor is driving the device with 2GB of RAM onboard, There are two cameras, an FM-radio and an 1820mAh battery. Android 4.1.2 is installed out of the box which means the clamshell will include the smooth scrolling of Project Butter, usable information from Google Now and time saving actionable notifications. The phone does support LTE bands 3 and 8.

The Samsung Galaxy Golden (aka Samsung Galaxy Folder) is expected to be launched later this month in Korea for SK Telecom and Korea Telecom. A launch in China for China Mobile is also possible and there could be further distribution of the phone depending on how much demand there still is for a form factor that was thought to have expired with the dinosaurs.


source: SamMobile via GSMInsider

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33 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

As much as I love the candy bar smartphones I personally miss flip phones more i'd love to see cool flip phones in asia come to the US market.

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

So the screens are between an iphone 4s and an iphone 5 in size?

11. psigate

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

me too i miss the razr clamshell

30. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Sweet color. Just wonder y a phone like this never reached u.S shores

2. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

What a great retro looking device. A real blast from the past. Son,daughter and missus had or still use clamshells.

3. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

I expect it will have a touch screen(s)?

6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

No duh.

13. rakista301

Posts: 5; Member since: May 25, 2013

yes it is touch screen duh!!

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oops! Duh! XD

4. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

I love clams!

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Now this is what I call old, but gold. It's nice to see that clamshells still exist. Kudos to Samsung.

32. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Indeed more have to follow this path, this is a very good move from Samsung ! I don't know if Android apps all have native and "low level" support for physical 4x3 keyboard (in the same way as On Screen keyboard) or if the manufacturer have to rewrite the keyboard driver every time for each type phone, I hope Google with Android >4.3 will push more phones to use physical keyboard as they did for other features.

8. TuanGugu

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

I hope more smartphones in the near future will include numeric keypad designs!! I don't always like typing on the onscreen keyboard in certain situations... Its convenient if you have physical keyboards.

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I stole your grandad's phone...I look incredible...

10. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

pathetic...quad core and 2 gigs in a clamshell only because it runs on android??

14. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

pathetic...mindless hater

20. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Why did u comment?? Juz Trolling for no reason???

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I wish it would just run the old touchwiz 4

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Clamshells like RAZR were slick, sexy and cool...i can't say anything about this however. If the last RAZR came with Android, it would've been awesome. Motorola should re-live their RAZR series.

16. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Failed!!!!!

22. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

yes, you failed...

18. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

clamshell design works perfect for a phone, but not for a smartphone...

19. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Dont draw conclusions so soon.. remember when iphone came out everyone wasnt sure that typing would be a problem without physical keypad. but then touchscreens replaced keypads & people accepted it. Then again when Samsung galaxy S2 was launched, people said that 4.3" screen is huge, difficult to handle. but then people accepted it & it got hugely popular(2nd in the list of most selling model). Then again when Samsung galaxy NOTE was launched, people said that its screen is very big,cant pocket & difficult to handle. but then people accepted it as well & it got hugely popular; 3rd most sold model in the world. So, may be when this is launched, people would experiment & accept this also. Remember the time when flip phones were hugely popular (& it was like what...5-6 yrs ago)....

31. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

and for you what's the difference between "smartphone" and a phone ? remember in 2004 when the first smartphones where out, and later the motorola mpx220... This is a great idea from samsung and I hope more will follow and bring back those E-series from Nokia and Sliding N-series from same Nokia with a flat and modern design. I hope end 2013/2014 will be the return of physical keyboards !

21. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Another plastic laggy android phone

28. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

another mindless troll....

23. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Great high end flip phone, I hope LG is not copycat this phone.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The ultimate flip phone

25. DOUBLE_BASS

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

Another duh from Samsung

26. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

It would be nice if they take off as much bezel as possible while keeping the same size, then they can make it possible to turn the phone portrait when folded, and include an on screen keyboard as well.

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