Samsung has just made the Galaxy Folder 2 official by listing it on its website. The smartphone, as the name suggests, is a flip phone, and it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. So far, the Galaxy Folder 2 has only been listed on its China website, where it is expected to go on sale first.
The Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 is the successor to the Galaxy Folder smartphone launched last year. The clamshell device is only listed on the website, and pricing and availability still remains unknown. The Galaxy Folder 2 sports design similar to its predecessor, with a few changes in the keypad and the new metallic silver colour option. The Android flip phone sports a metal body, a physical keypad, and an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash.
As for the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 sports a 3.8-inch (480×800 pixels) WVGA display. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 16GB of inbuilt storage that is further expandable via microSD card slot (up to 128GB).
The Galaxy Folder 2 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an f/1.9 aperture. Additionally, it sports a 5-megapixel selfie camera with an f/1.9 aperture. It packs a 1950mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 318 hours of standby time. It measures 122×60.2×15.4mm, and weighs in at 160 grams. Connectivity options include, 4G LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth v4.2. There’s no word on when and if the smartphone will arrive in international markets.
Currently, the South Korean consumer electronics giant is embroiled in an unfortunate controversy after many Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units reportedly exploded while on charge. Samsung immediately suspended worldwide sales, and announced an exchange offer as well. The company claims that the fault is in the SDI battery, apparently housed in about 70 percent of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices.