Tired of looking at the same generic smart phone design? Don’t worry because Samsung’s you covered with the new Samsung Galaxy Folder 2.
The Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 features a “retro” look leaving the “candy bar” design that has dominated the market ever since touch became the norm. It features the flip or “clam shell design” of older phone models. And with a physical alphanumeric keypad it just screams nostalgia.
According to Wccftech, the phone will most likely have a touch-based screen in addition to the physical keys. Another possibility could be gesture-based navigation by swiping your finger on the physical keys.
Samsung Galaxy Folder 2: A Blast From The Past
It is still unclear whether the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 will bring back the “retro” style phones from long ago. Considering the work Samsung put into it, it might considered as an experiment rather than a full-blown commitment.
According to the International Business Times, the Folder 2’s other specs do seem promising. The phone is powered by a removable 2,000mAh battery and features MicroSD card slot to expand you existing storage with up to 128 GB.
With the 8 GB internal storage being underwhelming, there’s no doubt 128GB of extra storage is a welcome addition. The heart of the device is its 1.4GHz processor although this will most likely be a single core processor.
Even with Folder 2’s 2GB of RAM, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, as well as 8-megapixel main, 5-megapixel front camera it’s still behind or at least on par most smartphones. Samsung’s Galaxy J3 rocks equal or even better specs making this flip phone more of a novelty for those wanting to relive the glory days of mobile phones.
The Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 and Samsung’s upcoming Veyron are still shrouded in mystery regarding their finer points. In the end, the Korean tech giant needs to put more effort into its R&D into such devices. This is to make future “retro” style phones into more than eye candy but fully functioning and cutting edge devices.