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This is what an Android clamshell looks like
The mobile industry has come a long way over the past decade but a few years back, clamshell (aka flip) phones were all the rage with customers clamouring for a portable device that was functional and feature-rich yet small in the pocket.
A user on YouTube has got their hands on the Galaxy Folder and uploaded an unboxing, which gives us our first real-life look at Samsung’s new Android clamshell device.
[related_videos title=”Galaxy in video:” align=”left” type=”custom” videos=”629200,625832,623586,614646″]Based on the video, we can see the device brings back the iconic clamshell form factor and combines big buttons with a 3.8-inch touchscreen, which allows you to make the most of the Android operating system. Other notable specs of the smartphone include 8GB expandable storage, LTE, GPS, an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front facing camera and a 1800 mAh non-removable battery that should be plenty given the relatively small screen size.
The new Galaxy Folder is set to launch in South Korea next month with prices starting at around $250 for an unlocked smartphone. The handset probably won’t be released in other markets, which is a shame as – just like the LG Gentle – we can definitely see a demand from feature phone users looking to upgrade to their first smartphone.