A new report has revealed that Samsung could be set to offer a new, Android-based flip phone with the release of the Galaxy Golden 4.
We imagine that the hotshots among the Android manufacturing community drink at the same pub, rattling off new specs and new ideas. That could very well be the case with the advent of the flip phone, which it would seem Samsung is about to attempt once again with the Galaxy Golden 4.
We’ve already had some indication that Motorola had toyed with the idea of releasing a new flip phone in the vein of the Razr, before the company made a complete 360 and declined to produce the device. However, it would appear Samsung is still interested in the concept. Read: Motorola could be about to bring back the flip phone
The Galaxy Golden 4 – which, as its name implies, would be the fourth entry into Samsung’s Golden lineup – which breaks ranks with its predecessors by including a flip screen.
A report from SamMobile posits that the device would include an Exynos 8890 chipset, a pair of AMOLED screens, and cameras in the same calibre of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
SamMobile reports that the device is internally named “Veyron” – a reference to the high-powered Bugatti supercar of the same name.
The Galaxy Golden 4 is predicted to have dual screens measuring in at 3.9″, with a 13-megapixel primary camera, and a 5-megapixel secondary camera.
Unfortunately, it would seem that the Galaxy Golden 4 might only ever see the light of day in China.
Samsung joins the likes of Motorola in pursuing an Android-based flip phone; last year, LG actually brought one to market in the form of the Gentle. Read: LG‘s Gentle launches, a throwback Android flip phone
Does the Galaxy Golden 4 indicate that flip phones could actually make a return, or is this a design best left to the pages of history? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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