Samsung Announces Galaxy Folder as Galaxy Golden in Korea

Samsung necromanced flip-phone (clam-shell) form-factor into the Android smartphone era with the Galaxy Folder, following it up with the smaller W789. The company just announced Galaxy Golden (model: SHV-E400), its third modern Android flip-phone that's a variation of the Galaxy Folder.

Dressed in Sam Sparro's favorite color combo, Galaxy Golden is a flip-phone with a pair of 3.7-inch screens on the top half. Unlike the Galaxy Folder, the duo on Galaxy Golden are Super-AMOLED, with the same WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) resolution that make for an acceptable pixel-density at 3.7-inch. Its only camera is an 8-megapixel shooter on the rear-end of the bottom half.

Under the hood is an unknown SoC with a 1.70 GHz dual-core CPU, unknown RAM and storage, and Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean," with a couple of apps carried over from the Galaxy S4 flagship, like S-Health. Granted, the Galaxy Golden does look more polished than the other recent Android flips, but we don't see how that warrants a 790,000 KRW ($700-ish) price-tag.