Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy Folder clamshell smartphone back in 2013, which aimed to give users all of the benefits of an Android-powered device with the nostalgic feeling of a flip phone. Now that it’s been awhile since we’ve seen the first iteration of this device, the South Korea-based company has decided to launch an updated model for its home region.
The new Galaxy Folder offers up a 3.8-inch touchscreen display, 8GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128GB, LTE connectivity, an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. It also packs an 1800mAh removable battery.
This new flip phone will be available in South Korea beginning next month in both Black and White color options for around $250. While this isn’t being marketed as a South Korea-exclusive device, we’re not sure if we’ll ever see it become available outside of the country.
This news comes just one day after LG released its Android Lollipop-powered Gentle flip phone in Korea. This device comes with slightly lower end specifications, but also offers a more affordable price point.