The Samsung Galaxy Golden will allegedly be the name of Samsung’s upcoming clamshell or flip phone. Such handset, which was earlier rumored to be called the Samsung Galaxy Folder, appeared in two recent reports from Samsung’s home country of South Korea. The reports include some leaked photos of the actual smartphone as well as images from the user manual.
Samsung Galaxy Golden Specifications
Rumors suggest that the Samsung Galaxy Golden will feature a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, TouchWiz UX 2.0, a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, and support for various connectivity options including NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and LTE. The smartphone has dimensions of 59.5 x 118 x 15.8 mm and weighs 179g.
In South Korea, the Samsung Galaxy Golden is said to be scheduled for release around the middle of August on KT and SK Telecom. Two models of the smartphone will be available: SHV-E700K and SHV-E700S.
A few days ago, a report from a Japanese website mentioned that Hennessy is the codename of the clamshell smartphone, had also been published. Such smartphone was believed to be the Samsung Galaxy Folder. There are, however, some differences between this new information and the previous one. For instance, the clamshell smartphone in such previous report had the model number SCH-W789. That said, this difference may be due to the market where the SCH-W789 is purportedly heading, which is China via the carrier China Telecom.
The previous report said, as well, that the flip phone will have two displays both measuring 3.5 inches, with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution. Other rumored specifications include a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, a 5 megapixel camera, dual SIM support, microSD expansion, and a physical numeric keypad. Interestingly, the report claims that the device will be available in the color Luxury Gold, a quite literal reference to the smartphone’s name, and vice versa.
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