samsung galaxy folder (2)

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?

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.