The dual-display Samsung Galaxy Golden 2 clamshell leaks in a couple of photos

The dual-display Samsung Galaxy Golden 2 clamshell leaks in a couple of photos
Several days ago, we told you that Samsung is once again prepping itself to raise many an eyebrow with a new and rather unorthodox smartphone that it allegedly has in the pipeline. The phone in question will be a direct successor to 2013's Samsung Galaxy Golden and will employ the clamshell form factor, which is seen as scarce as hen's teeth these days. Logically dubbed Samsung Galaxy Golden 2, the phone just passed a TENAA certification, thanks to which we can feast our eyes on a couple of photos of the weird smartphone.

Don't let its looks fool you, though. Unlike the original Galaxy Golden, which was extremely underpowered as per 2013's standards, its successor has nothing to be ashamed of under the hood. Say hello to a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (a microSD card slot is available as well), 16MP rear camera, 3.7MP front-facing one, and a duo of an internal and an external 3.9” Super AMOLED displays, both boasting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

Of course, being a clamshell, the Galaxy Golden 2 comes with a physical keypad and a set of navigation keys, which will surely remind you of the olden days. There was no Android 4.4 when clamshells seemingly ruled the industry, but the OS in question will have to cope with the bevy of unorthodox hardware controls that the Galaxy Golden 2 will be throwing at it.

Still, don't expect the Galaxy Golden 2 to launch outside China and/or South Korea.



source: TENAA (translated) via SamMobile

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13 Comments

1. kwirin

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Another day, another Samsung phone. :)

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Another day, another troll typing the same ol' tired comment. :)

5. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

but its true...

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Oh yeah ? Well enlighten me how does it affect anyone in anyway whatsoever ? People just troll and have to constructive or even critical to say. Why not comment on the phone or article itself ? Samsung has budget to experiment and that's what they are doing. If you don't like their products simply ignore them. Remember the Note series was just an experiment like these. The world is full of diverse people. So there might few who might actually like this phone that doesn't mean those who don't have the right to bash. capish ?

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Comment of the day. Thank you. +1.

3. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Oh wow,the specs! But those high-end specs might be useless for a clamshell phone.I mean,you definitely won't play NBA 2K15 with it

4. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

l always like something different and unique from Samsung.

8. sunday

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Its a nice phone.the next edition should come with bigger screen and qwerty keyboard inside.

9. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Not my thing. It should be pretty snappy, though, powered by the 801.

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I could sell this to some older folks in the United States. It's a shame the last one didn't make it here, it would be nice if they had a change of heart and brought the new one here...

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Looks nice. Interesting design, good form factor, great colour and beast specs. The first Galaxy Golden was already and awesome and it just got better.

12. hallucinogenius

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

This makes sense because many people over there love the clamshell design. I'm sure it's been beaten now, but for the longest time, after qwerty and touchscreen keyboards were already a thing, the record for speed-texting was held on a clamshell phone because people over there preferred the design and using their version of T9Word.

13. rolandschweiger

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Clamshells are very very good in usability! I am from Europe (Vienna, Austria) and last year while on a trip to HongKong, i bought my self the Samsung Galaxy Golden gt-i9235 and really love it! Unlike Publicity and some trolls try to tell us - clamshells are really good in usability. The original golden is very functional (and for most General purpouse definately not underpowered) - the good Thing ... when you are out and about, and conditions are bad, you just oben the clamshell and type some numbers and off you go talking - the loudspeaker in the earpart is very very loud so compensates for noise City Environment. When conditions are good, yozu can seemlessly Switch from the keypad to the outer Display by closing the clamshell and continue on the outer Display like e.g. on a tablet. As soon as you enter a text field and have to type, open the clamshell again and type on the keypad. Funcitionality simply is great, best combination of keys and touch. Still having Android 4.2.2 but it's very stable and literally all apps run perfectly, apart from the ones that do not recognize the keypad which is rare. Have tested numerous SIP / VoIP Clients, VPNs, Navigation, things just work fine. Whish These phones could officially be available in Europe! Would make the market more diverse! I am sure many People over here would also like clamshells!

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