Samsung really is going for every market: plans a new Android flip-phone

Samsung really is going for every market: plans a new Android flip-phone
By now, we all understand that Samsung's business model is the complete opposite of Apple. Where Apple focuses on a few devices and tries to make each device fit the needs of as many users as possible, Samsung wants to make sure it has a specific device for every single potential customer. And, it seems that even includes the flip-phone market.

The new word from Korea is that Samsung is planning to release an Android powered flip-phone in August that will be called the Samsung Galaxy Folder (get it?). The device will feature a 480x800 WVGA display and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset, along with LTE, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Not surprisingly, the device would be aimed at the low-end market. Perhaps your parents who refuse to give up their 6 year old flip-phone may be the target market?

source: DDaily & NDTV via Neowin

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72 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Its OK at this point. I see no point in complaining over Samsung constantly launching device. I just hate the damn fans that come to Samsung's defense. It sickens me....-_-

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

and how are samsung fans any different to nokia, apple or HTC fans?

14. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Each OEM has different objectives and the fans of these OEMs feel a need to represent them...that is how they are different...-_-

27. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So they're really no different than the fanboys from any other OEM. All of them can be obnoxious and antagonistic, to single out one and ignore the others is pointless, in that they all need to let others like what they like, and worry about themselves.

33. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

No,that is not my point. I'll bash any fanboy of any OEM I see fit if it ever came down to it. And its not them liking something that bothers me. Its there hopeless defense of a company and a blatant disregard for others and their opinions.

56. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sounds like you are bothered by Samsung giving their fans a lot more ammo than your preferred company.

63. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

AGAIN, his question is how are Samsung fanboys any different than those from other OEMs. The fact is they are not. Any of them do the things you mentioned. So how are they different? If all of them are doing the same thing, they are the same, the only difference is the company or OS they are fans of.

69. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I should have justified my reason more. Lol

53. skyline88

Posts: 699; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Samsung is not pointless Nokia is not pointless Moto, LG, Sony and HTC are not pointless too well..... this left only 1 thing in the entire universe to be pointless: some kind of bitten fruit

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

It's like Samsung is creating a planet... Samsung said, "Let there be phablets" and there it was. Samsung was still not happy, so it said again, "Let there be Phongs (long phones)" and here it is. And finally Samsung is resting...wait, are they?

19. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If phongs catches on, you and I will be mortal enemies. ;)

54. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Samsung has more galaxies than the Universe...

61. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

but those galaxies are also located in the universe PARADOX!

45. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Although you may not like it, but, I think this is an excellent option for all those who are upgrading from their outdated iPhone 4/4S this year!!

52. skyline88

Posts: 699; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

or even iFoon Five, which is already outdated out from the packaging box.

58. willard12 unregistered

I'm not sure how or why the number of devices an OEM produces should bother anyone.....no one is forced to buy them.

66. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Every team company every little thing has fan.. It's not the fans that bother me it's the fact they will defend it with their lives like they are the ceo of the company or they are getting paid for... Some ppl in here if they were to see each other and have the discussion I don't think with end with words... Ppl defending another company to gain??? I love to see companies fight it out and the end of the end I got beat end of it. Every leader as to be replaced with another someday or another... When Nokia enters the world of Android flagship Sammy will have a hard time...

2. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

It's gotta be touch screen right? If it is, I wonder how you'll use it. It looks like it will be super wonky to operate. Unless you can fold it out 360 like a Lenovo Yoga thing.

5. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Exactly my point....throwing spaghetti on the wall too see what sticks... But this phone has an exterior touchscreen on the outside they you can use when the phone is closed...

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

flip-phone are hits with the ladies. Its always has been and always shall be.

34. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

It could be. I like the concept just calling a spade a spade... I wonder will it have that 3.3 inch size touch screen. The other rumour was a 3.7 inch.

43. glentomas123

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Spaghetti approach works if you have the cash to do it. Samsung is a case study for that. Flood the market with options in every space. Apparently, you have a problem with this business approach. I assume your business approach is much better.

46. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

You can assume if you want and I can confirm that you are right. Lol, I didn't mind at first, but when they started screwing up brands and making devices that overlap with too similar specs it got aggravating. I don't like it. So be it. I can't change Samsung's mind. I only can be vocal about my opinion, build a bridge and get over it.... Nice life to you, carbon based life form. :)

48. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

i don't think it will be touch screen

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I remember that phone. but it never reached the u.s.

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Let down by the screen resolution. 720P S600 2Gb Ram 300ppi ®

6. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

its a flip phone not the moto x

17. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

how much do they pay you? really. i want to know. i just got my bachelors so i need a job student loans

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

TROLL™®© ANDROID® ™© FANDROID©®™ FTW® #17 Gazmatic

28. Kayle

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

haha enjoy that wasted education, you will end up working at mcdonalds

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