Samsung working on a dual-screen phone called the Galaxy Folder

By on August 2, 2013, 7:30 AM
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Samsung is hard at work on a new Galaxy phone tentatively known as the Galaxy Folder. Word of the device first surfaced on a Japanese tech site when they discovered a manual on Samsung’s website complete with illustrations showing a double-sided touch screen mobile that looks more like an old-school flip phone than today’s smartphones.

It’s unclear whether or not the Galaxy Folder (product number SHV-E400K) is a real product, a prototype or perhaps just an illustration created for the sole purpose of filing a patent. Just for conversation sake, let’s pretend for a moment that it’s a real product. The PDF shows a device with at least one 3.7-inch AMOLED display running at 800 x 400 that is powered by Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB of RAM. Oh, and there’s LTE support as well.

The last couple of specs point to a device (or at the very least, an idea) that was coined not all that long ago. True enough, the Korean tech giant launched a similar phone in China just last year. If the device is the real thing or even a prototype (and why wouldn’t it be, if it’s on Samsung website), it’s likely just an extension of the SCH-W2013 from last year and the SCH-W99 from 2011.

A dual-screen smartphone built to today’s handset standards wouldn’t be terribly practical. Perhaps then, that’s precisely why Microsoft elected to axe the long-rumored dual-screen Courier tablet in favor of the Surface.




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JC713 JC713 said:

I wonder how that will work out.

Rasta211 said:

I wonder about the battery life.

Guest said:

I couldn't give a stuff.

hahahanoobs hahahanoobs said:

They are hard at work on it, but you can't confirm it's a real product? Um... ok.

1 person liked this | Guest said:

Yep and I work for apple and we are working on an origami phone. It has screens on all sides and it folds up like a map into the Apple watch. Also has 4 projector so you can have a screen on the back of the person in front of you while standing in the apple line at each release.

Timonius Timonius said:

Yep and I work for apple and we are working on an origami phone. It has screens on all sides and it folds up like a map into the Apple watch. Also has 4 projector so you can have a screen on the back of the person in front of you while standing in the apple line at each release.

Don't forget the 21.1 virtual surround sound :p

avoidz avoidz said:

The kids will go crazy for the old-school flip phone with keypad look.

distantreality said:

Another worthless idea

1 person liked this | Guest said:

The kids will go crazy for the old-school flip phone with keypad look

What kids?

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Another worthless idea

A lot of people said the same thing about the advent of the automobile, TV, sliced bread etc, even the smartphone itself. The world is built around worthless ideas.

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