Samsung prepping Android-powered flip-phone with alphanumeric keypad?

Samsung prepping Android-powered flip-phone with alphanumeric keypad?South Korean manufacturer Samsung generally likes to keep a finger in every design and OS-flavoured pie, but this phone seems a tad crazy – even for Samsung.

We’re hearing that they’re working on something called the Samsung Galaxy Folder, an Android-based clamshell flip-phone housing – wait for it – an alphanumeric keypad.

As such, the Samsung Galaxy Folder will appeal to those who’ve grown bored of keyboard advances such as Swype, and would instead prefer to tap the 2 key once for an ‘a’, twice for a ‘b’, three times for a ‘c’…

Samsung Galaxy Folder specs supposedly include a resolution of 480 x 800 (no specific mention of display size at this stage), a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2, and LTE compatibility. Not entirely rubbish then.

Actually, if this all sounds somewhat familiar, you’re possibly thinking of the Samsung W2013, an Android-powered flip-phone that was heartily endorsed by none other than Jackie Chan.

It was at least notable for having matching internal and external displays, but that doesn’t appear to be the case with the Samsung Galaxy Folder.

Fancy it? Don’t get your hopes up. The Samsung Galaxy Folder is expected to arrive in August, but consensus is it won’t stray too far from South Korea and that.

via: GSMArena

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Stelph  Jul. 17, 2013 at 15:15

Well its nice to see someone at least trying to break out of the "generic black slab" that phones are becoming now, especially when said generic slab is growing exponentionally year on year. And dont you go hatin' on T9 texting, with my old Nokias I was rediculously fast at texting and could even do it blindfolded, something I cant do with a touchscreen

Fold out phones are the future IMO once they manage to get bendable screens inside to "fold open" when you open the phone, this could be one step in that direction

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 17, 2013 at 16:58

could even do it blindfolded
Something I've always hated about touchscreens is having to look at them to type. I thought maybe I'd learn to do it blind, but I've not managed it so far :(.

mrew42  Jul. 18, 2013 at 10:59

Samsung Galaxy Folder?
Sounds like something that should come in Grey, Buff, or grey/green


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