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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

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