The Flip phones were rage some few years back and now it seems they are back again. As, Samsung is said to be working on an Android powered Flip phone called the Galaxy Folder.
With the growth of smartphones, the Flip phone as a form factor died. Samsung already has an experience in making Flip phones, and some models even sold well. Now the South Korean giant is in a mission to promote Flip phone form factor by fusing Google's Android mobile OS.
Japanese blog Ringer's Blue Men first spotted Galaxy Folder on Samsung's own website. The manual is in Korean language, and recently got uploaded on the website.
The Samsung Galaxy Folder looks like any regular Flip phone. But this time around, the Flip Phone is said to be running on Android OS. The phone has a 3.7-inch AMOLED powered external display (800 x 480). So it's a dual-sided Flip phone.
It also comes with a 1.7-GHz dual-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The phone also packs 4G LTE support, while other connectivity options come standard.
Samsung has not indicated whether the company wants to bring Galaxy Folder outside of South Korea or not. So it is difficult to comment on the availability of this particular handset in India.
Earlier also the South Korean giant tried to experiment in the form of Galaxy Chat. To differentiate with other tech vendors, Samsung launched a QWERTY key-pad phone running on Google's Android OS. The phone is still available in India.
GizBot believe that Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy Folder is made for restricted audience. There is still demand for such oddly shaped handsets, particularly in the South Korean market. Stay tuned to GizBot.