Date:28 June 2017
Samsung has launched their own attempt to tap into the nostalgia of 90s stylised phones. The South Korean smartphone giant recently revealed the Galaxy Folder 2, a stylish yet practical retro flip phone design.
The Galaxy Folder 2 is the successor to the original Galaxy Folder phone that was released by Samsung in 2013. The flip phone design was all the rage before smartphones arrived.
The phone comes equipped with 2GB of RAM, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, and runs the Android 6.0 operating system. The 10.7 cm screen flips open to reveal buttons. Samsung’s flip phone comes with 16GB of internal memory, microSD slot that can expand the memory up to 256GB and a removable battery.
The phone also has a new widget that can serve as a pedometer that records the number of steps you have walked and users can check their data usage. It will be released in both 3G and 4G LTE versions.
Additionally, it will be available in both metallic purple/burgundy and black. There are rumours of a 8-megapixel rear camera, plus a 5MP selfie camera.
Galaxy Folder 2 owners will be able to change the front and app icon sizes and choose from fifteen ringtones.
The low-end phone isn’t aimed at the same customers that have fallen n love with the new line of Galaxy 8 smartphones but could appeal to people who don’t or can’t pa a lot for a mobile device.
Currently, the Galaxy Folder 2 is available in South Korea. The 3G version is retailing for about R3337.93. Hopefully Samsung releases the phone worldwide so we can all add a bit of throwback tech to our lives.