Samsung's Galaxy Folder 2 clamshell finally goes official

Samsung's Galaxy Folder 2 clamshell finally goes official
After many, many, many leaks, the Galaxy Folder 2 (SM-G1600) has just been unveiled by Samsung China. A flip phone sporting a design straight out of the early 2000s, it's thankfully less of a throwback under the hood with a Qualcomm processor and Google's Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. 

The device, which first popped up on TENAA six weeks ago, is much larger than the clamshell devices we had a decade or more ago. The 3.8-inch display is only slightly smaller than that of the iPhone SE's 4-inch panel. The folded height of the device is 122mm, and as seen in the image above, the wingspan is considerable when opened. 

Since the Folder 2 has already been unofficially unboxed, there are no surprises with this announcement. As well as the aforementioned display, which packs a resolution of 480 x 800, there's a Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB RAM, and 16 gigs of expandable storage. To keep the lights on, there's a 1950 mAh battery, which Samsung suggests will offer an impressive 318 hours' standby time. The dual-SIM smartphone gets an 8-megapixel main shooter with LED flash, while selfies are taken care of by the 5-megapixel camera on the front. 

Likely exclusive to China, there's no word on the exact price, though previous info suggests it will cost around $285.

Take a look at the official images, and let us know what you think of Samsung's new flip phone in the comments.



1. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

It would be a climb to pull the drop down quick notification panel.

2. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Haha! Yeah

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The cancel/c key appears to have a notification button besides it...

3. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I wish this was available in the US. I know older folks like my parents would love it. Plus, it would bring back that satisfying feeling from snapping shut the lid to end a call.

5. Fona13A unregistered

I am a younger person in my twenties and would love a smart flip phone. The design also curbs some of the more distracting elements while also allowing you to phone ET.

6. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Weren't there rumors of a flagship quality Android flip phone from Samsung? I would totally buy one.

7. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Are the specs on this any better than the original flip phones? I like the idea but they could have put a bit more effort into it. Like hwb01 said....this should have flagship specs.

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