Samsung recently announced the Galaxy Folder 2 phone in South Korea. This marks the comeback of flip phones and this second generation device is said to be a folder phone and a smartphone. Samsung sees the device as a flip phone with smartphone features.
The lower part of the flip phone houses a large keypad. It houses dedicated buttons for camera, contacts, testing and social followed by a D-pad in the centre. Above these buttons, standard Android navigation bar buttons are found as physical buttons. The device is built out of soft touch material that provides better grip.
As for specs, the hybrid phone features a 3.8-inch display which is accessible when the phone is opened up. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. 16GB of storage comes as standard, while expansion is possible thanks to the presence of a micro-SD card slot. The smartphone is fuelled by a pretty big 1950mAh battery.
The Galaxy Folder 2 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Added features include a widget that provides access to pedometer and data usage information and an Easy mode is also present, which increases icon size and text size.
The Galaxy Folder 2 comes in black or burgundy colour options and with the 3G and LTE versions are priced at 297,000 won(approx. $260).