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Samsung Announces a Flip Phone Running Android

Remember back in the good old days when flip phones were a rage? Devices were Moto Razr were just as big status symbols back then as the iPhone is today. In fact, the action of smashing the flip to close by hitting it against your phone was quite a trademark style. You knew if you did that, you had arrived. Then as we moved towards smartphones and a more candy bar design, the form factor of flip phones dies. Other than an odd model here and there, it is fair to say that OEMs stopped experimenting with form factors, happy to stick to the tried and tested candy bars.

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Gionee earlier in the year, and now Samsung has announced a flip smartphone. The device is called the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2, which is the successor to the Folder 1, that came out back in 2013. If you are wondering why is Samsung producing feature phones when the world is going smart, then you need to read along.

The Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 is a smartphone and comes with Android 6.0.1 out of the box. The screen is not the most inspirational at just WVGA resolution This is a 3.8-inch display, so your pixel density would still be pretty usable. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 415, which is a Quad-Core chipset and comes with 2GB of RAM out the box. There is 16GB of internal storage with a dedicated MicroSD card slot. The phone also comes with support for Dual SIM cards. The rear camera is an 8MP sensor while the front sensor is 5MP. Both of these have a f/1.9 aperture. The battery on the device is 1950 mAh. The Folder 2 will be retailing in Gold colour and is a polycarbonate construct. It is expected to go on sale in China, though there is no information on the pricing.

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Arpit Verma

When not admiring flying metallic birds and the science behind them, Arpit is seen scribbling with his keyboard, voicing an opinion or two about personal technology. He is currently using a Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s Plus as his mobile devices.

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