Samsung Galaxy Golden flip phone announced in South Korea
Today Samsung made the Galaxy Golden official in its native South Korea. This is the second Android-powered flip phone that the company announced in the last week. Someone over there sure is feeling some love for this retro form factor, that’s clear.
While the W789 Hennessy is destined for the Chinese market, the Galaxy Golden is going to be offered by SKT and KT in South Korea. The Galaxy Golden comes with a pair of 3.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreens, a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, an 8 MP camera, FM radio, and it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It comes in ‘champagne gold’.
This is clearly a more high-spec product than the W789 from last week. The price for all these specs, and the fact that this is the only smartphone with this form factor in South Korea? Around 800,000 won. That’s $700, or €530, give or take a little. Quite a lot to ask for the specs here, but then again this device will probably be picked up more for its looks or the retro form factor than anything else.
It will definitely be interesting to see if these flip phone experiments are going to be successful for Samsung. If so, who knows, we may see something like this outside of Asia in a year or two. Stranger things have happened in the mobile world.