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Samsung's Galaxy Folder 2 clamshell finally goes official

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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.

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