Flip Phones Making a Comeback?
We’re used to seeing Android smartphones in a slate/candybar factor. This time, Samsung is doing some kinda of a #ThrowBackThursday by bringing back flip phone form factor. Meet the Samsung Hennessy and the Galaxy Golden!
The Samsung Hennessy was the first to be announced. It has a dual 3.3 inch LCD touchscreens – one screen when flipped closed and another screen when flipped open. Seeing from the pictures it looks kinda thick and heavy with a measurement of 110.85 x 59.3 x 18.62mm and a weight of 208g. It has dual sim capabilities which supports a GSM sim and a CDMA sim. This phone is bound for China soon and no word for pricing and availability.
Samsung Hennessy specs:
- 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
- 1GB RAM
- MicroSD slot memory expansion
- Dual 3.3 inch LCD display (320 x 480 pixels)
- 5 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash
- 1,500 mAh battery
- Android 4.1 Jellybean
The Samsung Galaxy Golden on the other hand is made for a more upscale use and taste. This flip phone is bigger than the Hennessy because of its two 3.7 inch AMOLED touchscreens. It may be bearing the Galaxy name but on specs it doesn’t go on par with the flagship Galaxy S4.
Samsung Galaxy Golden specs:
- 1.7GHz dual core processor
- Two 3.7 inch AMOLED displays
- 8 megapixel rear facing camera
- LTE support
- Android 4.2 Jellybean
The Galaxy Golden is heading for South Korea.
It’s surprising that Samsung is trying to bring back the flip form factor. Honestly with all the candybar or slate form factors we see, it comes quite refreshing to see this on an Android smartphone.