The SM-W2016 has been certified in China by regulatory agency TENAA. The new model is most likely to be the Samsung Galaxy Golden 3, the next in the itinerary of flip phones in the Samsung Galaxy Golden series. The phone was also allegedly leaked, appearing on the GFXBench site last month. The phone is unlike the usual smart phones, as it is a flip phone. Nostalgic people will relate to flip phones that were popular much before the advent of Android phones.
According to the TENAA listing, the flip phone features internal and external screens both of 3.9-inch with resolution of 768 x 1280. This is contrary to information appeared on the GFXBench website which states that the phone has a screen size of 4.6 inches. The phone is listed as having an octa-core 2.1GHz CPU with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable storage.
The golden colored Flip phone has a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It runs Android 5.1.1 out of the box. The phone comes with a thickness of 15.1 mm, much thicker to other phones in comparison. The first generation of the Samsung Galaxy Golden was about 15.8 mm thick. The phone weighs 204 grams.
The original Samsung Galaxy Golden had the model number SM-W2014. The second version of the Samsung Galaxy Golden 2 had a model number SM-W2015. The first version of the phone was released in South Korea, while the the second phone was never released in the market. However, there have been no photographs of the Samsung Galaxy Golden 3 on the TENAA website.
Now that the device has received the TENAA certification, the handset could be unveiled soon by Samsung.