Samsung seems to be infatuated with the flip phone form factor. Probably because of how awesome alliteration is. Thinking back to the golden days before smartphones were popular, flip phones like the original Moto RAZR were all the rage. Samsung now seems to be on a nostalgia streak. Releasing one device in this form factor is brave enough, but releasing a second is near crazy. But Samsung has done it, and joining the Hennessy in their lineup is the new Samsung Galaxy Golden.
The Galaxy Golden houses two 3.7-inch Super AMOLED displays (AMOLED displays usually have an 800 x 480 resolution), which is much better than the Hennessy’s dual 3.3-inch 320 x 480 displays. However, the Hennessy has a 1.2GHz quad core, while the new Galaxy Golden has a 1.7GHz dual core. Core count means little, but it’s interesting to see what should be a higher end product get a “better” processor, on paper at least.
The other specs are fairly mid-range. It’ll have an 8MP camera and release with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is fairly modern. On top of 4.2 will be the standard TouchWiz interface, which the company has improved with S Health (and a pedometer function), business card recognition, easy mode and even an FM radio (Non-US countries often get this feature, but it’s more rare stateside).
This device will set you back a surprising 790,000 won, or almost $710. That’s really expensive for what would be considered a low-to-mid-range product, but it caters to a niche that doesn’t have many options. Would you ever buy a device like this? Leave a comment!