Samsung's unannounced Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone gets full unboxing treatment
A true aesthetic throwback, the flip phone design is quite an eyebrow raiser in today's world. Though it has many very obvious disadvantages versus the form factors of the iPhones, HTCs and Samsung very own Galaxies, we'd hazard that there are benefits to be had. Indeed, while modern-era smartphones have solved many problems of the dumbphone era, they cannot replicate the feeling of slamming a phone shut to abruptly end a call. It was just too gratifying.
Where older devices could muster calls, SMS — and if you were lucky, a few games — Android 6.0 Marshmallow furnishes the Galaxy Folder 2 with one or two additional extras. On the hardware front, the device gets a 3.8-inch, 480 x 800 display, Qualcomm's 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 425, a couple of gigs of RAM and 16 GB of expandable storage. Elsewhere, there's an 8-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel effort for selfies and a 2000 mAh battery.
The unboxing leaks appear to have originated from the same source as the one we showed you earlier, though the leaker seems to have been more liberal with the photos this time around. In the gallery below, you'll get to see the device from all angles as well as inside. There's also peek at the headphones bundled with the Folder 2, and a few side-by-sides with what we believe to be the LG Wine Smart.
It remains to be seen when the enigmatic handset will launch, though it's likely that the Galaxy Note 7's is affecting Samsung's other roll-outs. With the company amid a worldwide recall, it could still be a while before the Folder 2 gets its official stamp of approval.
We'll let you know as and when the Galaxy Folder 2 hits the scene and in the meantime, take a peek at the unboxing below.