Samsung Galaxy Folder launching next month, any of you want Android on a flip phone?

Remember the first time you saw Motorola’s RAZR? I do. Waiting for a taxi in Las Vegas during CES, the guy in front of me, I think he was an ATI employee, made a phone call on a device that, at the time, I thought was the most gorgeous looking mobile phone to ever be mass produced. Later I’d find out the software was total garbage, but man, that RAZR sure made a wonderful first impression.

It’s hard to believe that flip phones were ever popular, but they were. Some people remember how much hell Nokia got from investors for being late in the game to the whole clamshell market, but that’s another topic for another day.

What I want to talk about is Android. Can you conceivably put Android on a flip phone and make it run well? According to the Korean site DDaily, we’ll find out next month. An unnamed Samsung official says the “Galaxy Folder” will come out in August with 4G LTE and Android in a flip form factor.

The Japanese site Blog of Mobile says the phone will have an 800 x 480 pixel display and a dual core Snapdragon S4 from Qualcomm. That’s all they know, that and the model number: SHV-E400S/K.

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Categories: Android Phones, Samsung

  • Oleg Sannikov

    It’s strange for us, but it’s always been a standard for closed Japanese phone market
    For example: http://mb.softbank.jp/en/products/sharp/007sh.html

  • http://shkspr.mobi/ TerenceEden

    Love the idea. Wonder if it will have an “outer” display screen as well?

  • http://antoinerjwright.com Antoine RJ Wright

    So, Samsung is going to bring the flip-Android designs out of Japan and to the rest of their markets. I guess that’s good – will they have any of the specs that make some of those Japanese flips pretty attractive? Or, any customized models that are a hallmark of that mobile region?