Samsung has introduced a new flip phone, named Samsung Galaxy Folder in Korea. The new flip phone is an Android powered device aimed at Korean consumers. However the new device may launch in other Asian markets where these type of devices are particularly popular. The new Samsung Galaxy Folder phone comes with the latest functionality; including LTE network connectivity, touchscreen, keypad and above all, a reasonable retail price.
The Samsung Galaxy Folder is equipped with keypads and a 96.6-mm TFT touchscreen with resolution of 480 x 800 (WVGA) pixels. Giving you both worlds by combining the convenience of the old fashion keypads and the touchscreen technology. It measures 122.0 x 60.2 x 15.3mm and weighs 155 grams and comes in White and Black.
It is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of storage with microSD slot option for storage expansion up to 128GB. The 1800mAh removable battery promises up to 10 hours of 3G talk time and up to 12 hours of 4G talk time. Also up to 9 hours of LTE or 3G internet usage time and up to 12 hours of Wi-Fi usage time.
The device has a shortcut button which is designed to give you easy access to your favorite applications. You can set frequently used menu shortcuts by pressing and holding the button to run the menu quickly and easily.
The Galaxy Folder flip phone packs an 8-Megapixel rear camera and 2-Megapixel front-facing shooter, with no flash on either cameras. Both cameras however have an aperture of f/2.2 and CMOS lenses. Furthermore, the rear camera is capable of recording full-HD videos (1920 x 1080p) at 30fps.
In terms of Audio and video format, the Galaxy Folder supports; MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV and WEBM for videos, and MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX and OTA for audio.
The flip phone runs Android operating system, the Android version is unknown at this point, however it is expected to be Android 5.x.x Lollipop. The device supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. It has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/Glonass, ANT+, Micro-USB 2.0 port, FM radio and 3.5mm Headphone Jack. Also it has an Accelerometer sensor, Hall sensor, Light sensor and Proximity sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy Folder will be offered in 3G and 4G variants. The LTE model will be offered through the three major local mobile carriers, whilst the 3G model will be available via SKT. It will be available in August with a retail price of ₩297,000 (South Korean Won) which is approximately $255 – £165 – €235.