Samsung's upcoming flip phone, the Galaxy Golden 3, will be based on the Exynos 7420 chipset

A new Samsung smartphone recently surfaced online in the form of a leaked GFXBench result. Carrying the SM-W2016 model number, the phone appears to be an Asian-bound flip phone based on Samsung's own Exynos 7420 SoC.

The original phone in Samsung's SM-W line-up was the SM-W2014, a Snapdragon 800-based flip phone that Samsung sold in China as the Samsung Galaxy Golden. A follow-up model, the Snapdragon 801-based SM-W2015 surfaced in China's TENAA database a while back, and is now on sale there as the Samsung Galaxy Golden 2. Based on this naming scheme, the recently-leaked SM-W2016 is expected to be called the Samsung Galaxy Golden 3.

According to the leaked benchmark result, Samsung's new flip phone will be based on the company's own Exynos 7420, which is the same chip that powers Samsung flagships such as the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy Note5. Other specs include 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage space, a 16MP primary camera, and a 5MP secondary shooter. From the looks of it, Samsung will take the backbone of the Galaxy S6 and serve that as base for its upcoming flip phone.

The benchmark also lists a 4.6-inch display with a resolution of 768 by 1280 pixels. Now, since a 4.6-inch flip phone would be rather gargantuan, we're incline to believed that there's an error in the way the benchmark detects the size of the display. If it's anything like its predecessors, the Samsung SM-W2016 will come with two (AMOLED) displays, and it makes sense for a benchmark to have trouble reporting the correct display size.

Although previous members in the Samsung Galaxy Golden lineup were launched exclusively in China, the third iteration in the series might also make it to India, as an import tracking website confirmed that Samsung has shipped some SM-SW2016 units in the country for testing purposes. At the moment, we have no word on a potential release in the US, but we wouldn't count on it ever happening.

source: GFXBench | Zauba via GSMArena | GforGames



1. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

with only HD screen this thing will be seriously fast!

13. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Greatest flip phone of all time?

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Now you can finally say that your flip phone owns pretty much any phone out there in terms of perfomance, lol.

2. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I'm interested.. Something different in the bland rectangular slab market.


Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Interesting to see if this will create a new flip phone fad. Though probably not.

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Why does a dual-screen flip-phone need a front camera, Samsung? With the proper placement, the 16MP rear camera would have made an awesome selfie cam, with one screen used as a viewfinder for yourself and the other used for shooting everything else. It seems like a no-brainer.

5. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Help me. I'm redirected again

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

This is PA, you might as well throw your phone out of window because you will never be able to view this site properly. Muahahahahahahahah

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Is my phone got spam? Is it PA site. If so. Go F yourself PA.

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Almost bash my phone. Gotta type fast. Might get redirected again.

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

another day. yawwwnnnnnn it's Samsung AGAIN!

9. banglazbless

Posts: 135; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

You're jealous?

16. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

f**k you

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

If it comes to Europe I will seriously consider buying it, awesome camera, awesome audio quality, compact factor, if it has SD slot then it's a perfect phone for me. But what about mini jack? Is the phone too thin to have one?

12. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

With a 720p screen nd ex7420 this phone will be really very fast nd seriously need some design changes with is only sammy doing like curved screen or flip just tired of rectangular slab

15. GOAT78

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

But I thought Samsung Copied Apple with Gold phones?

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