Samsung today launched a retro flip phone in their home country, South Korea. You may think that is Samsung crazy? Launching flip phone in the age of 5-inch touch screen devices! But you would be astounded to find out that they are not.
In fact the Retro flip phones are quite popular in Korea. Even the LG announced a flip phone dubbed the Gentle Flip the other day. But don't worry these are not those old age flip phones we are used to seeing. On the contrary it runs on Android OS and packs some decent specs.
The device dubbed Samsung Galaxy Folder sports a 3.8-inch touchscreen display same as the one seen in the LG Gentle Flip. It comes with an 8GB internal memory, which can be further expanded to 128GB via Micro SD card slot.
The camera department of the handset is led by an 8MP AF rear unit. Plus there is also a 2MP front snapper. The smartphone packs a decent 1800 mah removable battery.
"The folding style design combined with smartphone features, including the Internet, messenger and social networking services, will add to the device's convenience," as quoted by an official of Samsung.
The device will also support 4G LTE bands. No details about the SoC used and RAM inside are known as of yet. The company has priced the Samsung Galaxy Folder neck on neck with the LG Gentle Flip at KRW 27, 0000 (approx. $255) in South Korea.
Though Samsung hasn't announced any global plans as of yet, we feel that's it would be very rare if the device will at all land up in a place outside Korea.