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Samsung Galaxy Folder Pictures Leaked, Looks Like a Sweet Flip Phone

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Back in mid-July, a rumor out of Asia was getting tossed around that Samsung was working on a flip phone. But wait, who the heck cares about a flippin’ flip phone? Well, the supposed Galaxy Folder isn’t a normal flip phone. The Folder runs Android 4.2.2, sports two 3.7″ AMOLED touch-screen displays with resolutions of 800×480 (one front and back), a Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity and a battery of 1,820mAh battery. 

Folder

According to the most recent speculations, the Folder is said to never get past Korean borders in terms of global availability. And you know what, that kind of sucks. I could see plenty of people jumping back on the flip phone wagon if something like this hit our shores. I mean, it looks kind of looks badass, am I right?

Galaxy Folder

What’s more funny is that I can already see people making spec comparison charts for the Galaxy Folder to the Moto X.

Via: Engadget | Cool Smartphone

  • v941726

    I’d grab this in a second

  • Goldenpins

    I wouldn’t mind one if the screen is larger.

  • BIG CAT #7

    Why would we want it here when Verizon would charge us $600 to buy it off contract???

  • Scott Beeee

    I’d take one . If the touch screen works good, it might be ok. I think my old Eris had a screen that size , and I managed to make that work. Maybe the screen could be just a bit bigger.

  • Raven

    I mean, it looks kind of bad like ass, am I right?

    There, fixed it for you.

  • JohnPA2006

    I miss physical answer and end keys. simple, easy, like the good old day !

    • JohnPA2006

      good old days !!! stupid autocorrect.

  • jer85008

    Is it April 1 already?

  • Danny Rand

    In all honesty, this would probably be a good phone for my mom…

  • landon

    Why?

  • J.B

    Kyrocera Echo 2.0

  • Bigwavedave25

    Too bad the lower section is not also a touch screen (for customization purposes with the keypad). Though I could really care less, I won’t be buying it…

  • gorkon

    Oh no no no no HECK no. :-P

    This looks like a horrible idea.

    • Hue

      That’s what people said about the Note 1. :P

      I think it’s perfect. Since 80%+ of the population in South Korea switched to the smartphone, they are trying to rake in the rest who are mostly the older generation (50 years old +). Easier transition from 2g phones to smartphones.

      • gorkon

        My 65 year old dad just bought a tablet and has been using a Android phone for a while now and he’s adjusting just fine. In fact, I am willing to bet he doesn’t even dial phone numbers any more.

        Also Tim-a-tato is wrong. It’s not badass. It’s rehashing old crap.

  • Mike Hilal
    • Elthon Cisneros

      Hey! I had that phone in the 5th grade! The Samsung SGH-707 “Sync” for AT&T and Cingular Wireless(i had the AT&T version). Such good memories with that phone. Until i cracked both the internal and external LCD displays by leaving it in my backpack on the floor(someone probably stepped on my backpack) Im now in the 11th grade and i own a Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX.

  • James Hill

    It’s a cool phone, for Korean people.

    • a) youth.in.asia

      Twàt did you saaaayyyy?? I cµnt hear yoooouuuu!

      • James Hill

        As in, it will be very unlikely to every see this phone, stateside.

  • Geekdad

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    • dark_funk

      Galaxy Flip Table

  • moelsen8

    I.. Kind of like it.

    • Joe

      Right? Nostalgia.. I wouldn’t mind buying one of these for my parents who are still sporting old gen cell phones.

      • moelsen8

        Yeah seriously. I think there would be a market for these. Even if they were slightly smaller screens.. Or especially if..

        • Dee

          i dont how if Americans are aware of other countries around the world – but if you “google Japan” you will find flip phones similar to this one are very popular there

  • ahhh yes

    I think i would give it a shot. I want a smaller phone w/ decent power. With a New N7 and and N4 i carry all the time im willing to ditch the n4 for a smaller phone..this could be it. my guess it wont be for the american market.

  • Trevor

    You said “sweet” and “flip-phone” in the same sentence.

  • starnovsky

    I don’t know who’s a target audience, older folks?
    Having a QWERTY keyboard would make some sense, but that old phone numeric keyboard with giant buttons?

    • Dean

      Definitely for older folks. The % of smartphone users in South Korea is high, but the one age group that has the slowest rate in switching over are the senior citizens. They still use older gen cell phones. Probably marketing it towards them to have them slowly switch over without feeling confused.

  • Kamesen

    lol @ 4:20 on the screen.. The chances of them randomly taking a picture at this time is 1:720.

    • CoreRooted

      I wonder if they were trying to go the Nexus route (pics taken at 4:30 for Android 4.3) and snapped the pics a bit early? LOL

  • n900mixalot

    “I had a flip phone before they were cool” … Galaxy Folder, for the discerning, undiscerning, discerning hipster in you.

    • Justin W

      “I had a flip phone before they were cool…. again!”

      FTFY.

  • Daniel Walsh

    And who cares?

  • Michael Bassett

    I know ALOT of people that would buy this.

  • Tyler Durden

    If this has 2gb the Note 3 better have 3gb ram.

  • Tony Stark

    Brings me back to the days when you would close-flip the crap out of your phone in a display of rage! … Good times

    • master94

      Shouldnt you be endorsing a HTC device. :p

      • Tony Stark

        Absolutely ridiculous, I endorsed LG in Iron Man 1

        • master94

          But what about your 12 million dollar ad agreement with htc?

          • New_Guy

            …and now they’re in the red.

          • michael arazan

            Holy Crap a Samsung Device Without a HOME Button!!!!!!!!!!

            Also, Can’t wait for the Samsung 8.0 Flip Tablet

          • Doom Penguin

            You mean the “Samsung 8.0 2 (2014) Flip Tablet Active”

          • Daistaar

            But… There’s a home button to the reft of the OK button…

          • Tony Stark

            That’s correct, keep an eye out for that huge HTC One very soon!

    • jose

      I still hate her.

    • sirkuhns

      I’ve made $64,000
      so far this year working online and I’m a full time student. Im using an
      online business opportunity I heard about and I’ve made such great money.
      It’s really user friendly and I’m just so happy that I found out about it.
      Heres what I do,www.bar28.ℂom

  • Tyler Durden

    Asus Taichi?

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Apple will still sue Samsung for copying them

  • Daniel

    Would be nice if it was a horizontal flip with a qwerty keyboard, not sure ANYONE cares about loosing the numberpad on phones… LG EnV Droid please…

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I like to flip when picking up a call

  • Brandon
    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      WHAT! I just used that meme on a tweet for Ikea! Crazy! :P

      • YourFriend

        An image macro doesn’t mean it’s an ebig maymay.

  • Gnex

    I have an iPhone, and I’m gonna buy an iPhone, but you should probably buy the Galaxy Folder.

    • tyguy829

      this will be on every post for weeks

      • Gnex

        Haha, the next fackwors.

        • NIGHTSCOUT

          fackwors was DOA

          • Gnex

            you’re fun.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Seriously, it was a stupid word, with no meaning whatsoever. Too many people glorify any article these guys write up…Professional ass kissery

          • Gnex

            It’s actually because some people like to have a good time :p

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            No. People like to kiss ass.

          • Gnex

            After thorough analysis, I have come to the conclusion that you are a prick. Have a nice day.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Thank you for your “thorough” analysis. I mean, I bet you guys would enjoy it, if tim and kellen posted pictures of their Zits. That’s how much you idolize these 2.

          • ReturnOfTheMack

            Stop being in such a bad mood. :)

            You need a beer, some good music and a Friday night.

          • JonathonFlores

            and some va-gine

          • michael arazan

            People kiss ass because something was in it for them, there is nothing in it for them in the comment section, it was for fun only and sharing a mutual situation

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Captcha’s have stupid words all day long. If anyone else brought up a captcha they had, no one would care. When kellen mentions one, everyone pretends it’s awesome. That’s called kissing ass.

          • Butters619

            It was making fun of Kellen for not being able to recognize such a simple Captcha. It was funny and lighthearted. You know ‘haha’ or ‘hehe’? Calm down Grinch.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            I know the back story, but it’s childish. I would expect that kind of behavior from a teenager. The droid-life fans are so busy kissing ass, that they can’t take a step back, and realize how childish that whole thing was.

          • Butters619

            You must be the life of the party.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Yes, I’m Buzz Killington. Does anyone here like a good story about a bridge?

          • ReturnOfTheMack

            I would rather hang out with Buzz Killington.

          • Ej McCarty

            Yeah there was this one where you jumped off of one.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            LOL you mad bro? Look how sensitive you guys are….want a tissue?

    • EvanTheGamer

      Oh boy…look what Ron started! This is the beginning of the end!

    • George264

      Where did this start? I’ve been seeing this everywhere

      • master94

        Right here on Droid life when one of the bloggers said he was gonna buy a iphone but the readers should buy a Moto X

        • New_Guy

          Just look for the picture of the red Moto X posted earlier today and read paragraph one.

          Enjoy.

      • michael arazan

        “Moto X (Opinion)” piece

    • New_Guy

      Hysterical, hahaha!

      I can’t help but hope that Ron reads that one :).

    • LiiIiikEaBau5

      You are an iSheep! You will gonna buy iShit! We don’t care about iCrap! You will be among those iCattle!

  • EC8CH

    LG android flip phone in 3…2…1…

    • Tyler Durden

      nah bro that’s def touchwiz version 1 homie, don’t dis ra spec

      • Tyler Durden

        you guys are boring

    • New_Guy

      …and Smart Cover.

  • Jose Salas

    Will this FLIP the phone industry???
    Pun definitely intended

    • EC8CH

      no flippin’ way

      • CasperTFG

        I fold.

    • Gnex

      Might be a flop.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    That is interesting.

  • Nihilist

    i would go for something like this too. and the screen gets protected when closed. i miss not having a keypad

  • Payaso

    Ugly

  • Jonathan Rogers

    I actually like the concept. The power of a smartphone combined with the elegance of a flip. It’s bold, new and innovative in it’s own way.

    • ijks

      I think I read somewhere that Samsung release a Flip smartphone in China with Jackie Chan as a special promotion. I guess it had a decent response?

  • Mike

    Interesting to say the least

  • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

    I wouldn’t mind having a physical numberpad to do some T9 texting on…

  • Bob G

    Badass indeed.