Clamshell phones are fun to use but not many mobile users have jumped into the bandwagon yet. Well, the style is actually old school but a fully Android-powered flip smartphone can be more special. The likes of LG, Philips, Sharp, and Samsung have embraced the classic idea so we a few choices for such phones although there aren’t really many.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Folder phone around the same time last year. Since then, there was no other follow-up to the unit until this TENAA listing of what’s believed to the the Galaxy Folder 2. Sighted on the Chinese FCC is a clamshell device known as the SM-G1600. The phone recently was certified and approved by the agency which means it’s about to be launched in the market.

We’re expecting a Korean and Chinese launch for the Galaxy Folder 2 as the two countries are two of Samsung’s biggest mobile markets. No specs have been uncovered yet but we have a feeling the South Korea tech giant will do a reveal this August although not necessarily together with the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 SM-G1600 e

We only know that the Samsung SM-G1600 phone will be available in Gold, will be 4G LTE-enabled, and will come with Dual SIM support. And oh, we can see the volume rockers on the side.

Actually, this isn’t the first time that we’re learning about the next Galaxy Folder phone because it showed up on GFXBench last month. Specs of the device include the following: 3.8-inch WVGA display, 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset, Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, microSD card slot, 8MP rear camera, 5MP selfie shooter, and a 2000mAh battery. Phone is powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

As for the pricing, the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 could be around $250 as with last year’s Galaxy Folder.

VIA: Times News


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