Before smartphone frenzy came over few years back, flip phones were the hottest thing going on for quite a while. However, as smartphone took over, the flip phone became irrelevant and understandably, we don’t see manufacturers producing models that contain flip phone’s design feature. Interestingly, Samsung along with Blackberry has brought in some pretty decent looking flip phones running Android OS in recent years and now, the company has officially released its Galaxy Folder 2.
Since the design features of the flip phones are no longer sought after by majority of users, Samsung launched the Galaxy Folder 2 targeted towards mid-range market. The latest phone features a Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM along with 256GB expandable storage. Interestingly, the phone features just 3.8 inch screen which is relatively small for current generation of users. Additionally, the phone doesn’t feature a second screen on the top of the phone unlike other phones sharing similar design in past. Moreover, the smartphone will ship with Android 6.0 rather than Android 7.0 Nougat.
To surprise users more, the smartphone doesn’t come with a traditional keypad. Rather, the phone features a ‘keyless pad’ which is a smooth surface area with keys printed on them. The keypad area of the phone features traditional buttons from earlier this century such as Contacts, Camera and Messages. Apart from that, Samsung uses the standard navigation buttons as separate keys. As mentioned earlier, the smartphone doesn’t feature a second screen which means you will need to open up the lid every time you receive some notification.
While the latest phone isn’t targeted for everyone, you won’t be able to get your hands on the device unless you live in Korea as the company released the smartphone specifically for Korean users. The Galaxy Folder 2 is available for KRW 297,000 or roughly $260 which is pretty debatable for now. However, we have to see if the company decides to ship the phone in other markets around the world which is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
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