Remember the last time you used a clamshell phone? It was probably in the 2000s, right? Clamshells, like the original Razr, had a satisfying “click” to them and they were compact. For some people, they still are the perfect form factor, but without a modern operating system, clamshells are woefully inadequate.
Samsung knows that, hence the Galaxy Folder, a crazy dual-display clamshell phone that runs Android and packs some serious specifications. We’re looking at a Snapdragon 400, 2GB of RAM, a 3.67-inch AMOLED display (800 x 480), and a second display of unspecified type and resolution that replaces the traditional keyboard. Save for the display and the weird folding form factor, this phone is actually almost on par with a Galaxy S3. Not bad for a phone that will definitely get people’s attention, though probably not entirely in a good way.
References to the phone were discovered in a Samsung manual, so the Folder isn’t yet official. Assuming that Samsung would make it available outside its home country, would you be interested?
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Why such a low res display? At least put a semi decent, not quite 720p on there
It’s a small screen.
It has the same resolution as the Galaxy SII, only in a smaller screen, it comes to a point that is hard to put so many pixels in such a tiny space.
My wife would love this!
Great device… if we were living in 2003.
Yep, my wife would go for this.
i miss the motorola v3!its stylish when i flip my phone!
i miss motorola l6 and l7 too!
HOUSE PHONE ? SAYS ? HELLO ! LAPTOP ; ) !?! …
My mom would get this. My whole family got new phones a few weeks ago. I got the Galaxy S4 and my mom got an old school flip phone. I remember the T-Mobile guy scratching his head! Hey at least her portion of the bill is only $10 a month!
I would buy it. Turn my HTC One into my everything player (since it already is when my laptop isn’t around), use the Folder as the actual phone.
Oh how I loved my Motorola Pebble, best flip phone ever designed. I just wonder if Samsung even considered the spring loaded flip the Pebble did… or maybe moto still owns the patent on it.
I will buy one, just don’t put premium display on outer front cover, it destroy the need of such “clamshell” protection.
Put premium display on inside.
Front cover can use e-ink which is always-on.
Then we get the modern operating system and the satisfaction of angrily snapping our phones shut after a bad phone call. Hitting “end call” just doesn’t cut it.
This should go nicely with my Android home phone.