You may or may not be aware of Samsung’s strange side project, a gadget called the Galaxy Folder 2 – but this throwback to a bygone era of hinged or “clamshell” design mobiles is like technology’s very own Jurassic Park. Just to glance at it is to ask “what year is this?”
But despite its vintage appearance and questionable reasons for being brought into the modern age, and even existence itself, South Korean co. Samsung is pushing the Galaxy Folder 2 smartphone (which runs on Android) into the mobile market in both the east and the United States at a price of $285.
#Samsmung #GalaxyFolder2: Android 6.0, 3.8″ (480×800), Qualcomm 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 1950mAh, 8MP + 5MP, $285 pic.twitter.com/z37eehXuUf
— Steve Hemmerstoffer (@stagueve) September 1, 2016
Nothing’s official from Samsung yet, and the images you see here are courtesy of a Twitter leak – which we assure you were taken recently and not the mid-nineties on a Polaroid camera. An original Samsung Galaxy Folder was released in July 2015, only in Korea. It must have done well enough to justify a crack at a wider market.
We can only hope that Samsung sees fit to re-release the clamshell style DoubleTime handset next – What a little charmer that was!
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