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Samsung Galaxy Golden officially announced

The clamshell phone refuses to die, as Samsung's new Galaxy Golden handset, aka the Galaxy Folder, has now been officially announced in South Korea.

Published onAugust 22, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Golden

So you thought flip phones were dead did you? Well think again, as the Galaxy Golden, or the Galaxy Folder as it was previously known, has finally been made official, and it will soon be hitting the shelves in South Korea.

The device has cropped up in a few rumors recently, but we can now confirm the handset’s details after its officially unveiling which took place yesterday. The handset will be available on SKT and KT carriers in South Korea, and it will be priced at 799,700 won on release.

The Galaxy Golden is a sort of budget orientated product, and it’s only packing a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. But that isn’t to say that it’s featureless, the handset also comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.9 megapixel front facing one, a built in FM radio, and it will have full LTE support as well. The device’s display is 3.7 inches in size, which quite decent for a flip phone, and it also comes with an 1820mAh battery.

I have to admit that I’m actually a little intrigued to see how Android works with an older handset design, but unfortunately the chances of this phone ever leaving Korea is slim to none.

Even though the Galaxy Golden probably won’t end up on a shelf near you, would you be interested in an Android powered clamshell phone, or should the old design be laid to rest?

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