As you know with each flagship release, Samsung manages to take it up a notch and bring further innovation to the smartphone market. But the South Korean smartphone developer manages to offer products for all consumer categories, like rugged smartphones or even flip phones.
Last year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Folder, which was an Android flip phone. While the general impression is that flip phones have basically long retired, Samsung still thinks that there’s a market for them. Indeed, some consumers prefer the physical keyboard as they use their phones mainly for talking or messaging don’t really browse online or install applications.
This might be the reason why Samsung is now working on yet another flip phone to launch to the market. A Galaxy Folder appeared in the Zauba import database with the code name SM-G160. The previous Galaxy Folder phone had the code name SM-G150, which leads us to believe that this handset could be this year’s successor to the flip phone.
The original Galaxy Folder came with a 3.8-inch screen, but this year’s edition might have the same display size. Last year’s model came with a 1,800mAh battery and 1.5GB of RAM. It also had an 8MP camera and the screen came with 480 x 800 pixel resolution.
The Galaxy Folder supported LTE, Wi-Fi and GPS, all the basic connectivity options that you would expect on most phones. It ran Android Lollipop 5.0 out of the box and sold for a price of $250 (€226).
Considering that the phone appeared on Zauba, chances are it won’t be available in other regions, other than Asia.