In some places of the world, there are a lot of people are fond of lip phones. According to ETNews, Samsung is intending to launch a new Folder smartphone in South Korea. This phone will have the codename SM-W2017 and it will own features from flagship devices of Samsung. All of the information of the premiere has officially been given by a local telecom carrier in Korea.
As for the rumors, the phone is expected to feature a 4.2-inch dual OLED display. Powering this Folder smartphone will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz, 64 GB of internal storage and a 2,300 mAh battery, but there is no word on the RAM memory. The phone will also come equipped a 12MP main and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It will run on Android Nougat OS, but the exact Android version is not yet confirmed.
The Korean OEM will also integrate features such as fingerprint scanner for Samsung Pay, Samsung Knox, and especially the dust and water resistance. It may refer that the folder phone will target to business customer area as the features have already been found in the Galaxy S series. Although the pricing is still a secret, as for the source, the phone will cost higher than other current folder phones on the market.
The SM-W2017 is not the only model that Samsung is producing. The company is planning to release the Galaxy Folder 2 in the upcoming months. The phone will feature a 3.8-inch screen, Snapdragon 425 SoC, and a 1950 mAh battery capacity and the price tag will be set between 200,000 and 300,000 won ($175-$265).
Will these phones be available worldwide? It’s hard to predict, but we aren’t sure that there are a lot of fans of flip phones here at XDA. Perhaps nostalgia plays a small part here?