Never one to be afraid to try new form factors and screen sizes, Samsung is rumoured to be working on a clamshell Android smartphone – the second time it has experimented with the form factor. The Galaxy Folder, as the rumoured flip smartphone will be called, will be much cheaper than the earlier Samsung clamshell smartphone, the $3000 SCH-W2013.
The Galaxy Folder is rumoured to be a mid-range device, with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and LTE connectivity. The screen will be touch-enabled, with a modest 800 x 480 resolution, while the clamshell device will retain the alphanumeric keypad of classic flip phones.
Russian site Hi-Tech Mail even speculates that the mid-range device could come to the market as early as next month in the Korean market. Whether it will be available internationally is not yet known, as is the price.