Back in September 2016, Samsung launched the Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone with the model number SM-G1600. The availability of the device is only limited to China and South Korea. Today, a new flip phone is listed on TENAA with the model number SM-G9298. Apart from the images, there is no other information mentioned about this new device. Looking at the design, we expect this to be the successor to the last year’s Galaxy Folder 2. Unlike the W-series flip phones which sport dual displays and flagship specifications, the Folder devices limits to mid-range specifications.
This upcoming SM-9298 flip phone might be named as Galaxy Folder 3, and officially launch should happen in the next couple of months. While the Galaxy Folder 2 came with a textured finish back cover, the Galaxy Folder 3 with the metal body has a glossy back cover. It runs on the customized version of the in-house TouchWiz UI based on Android OS. The device also supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G LTE connectivity. It comes with the T9 keyboard while most people feel comfortable with the touchscreen keyboard or the physical QWERTY keyboard.
Compared to the smartphone, the flip phone also looks bulky. The Galaxy Folder 3 also sports a rear camera with LED flash and there is no information about the front facing camera. Unlike its predecessor, the new flip phone sports a fingerprint sensor along with dedicated heart rate sensor. However, the Galaxy Folder 3 will be sold only in China and South Korea where there is a little market share for the flip phones. While the Galaxy Folder 2 came with a Snapdragon 425 SoC, the new Galaxy Folder 3 might feature Exynos chipset.
Earlier launched Galaxy Folder 2 came with a 3.8-inch WVGA display. It includes just 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. There is an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, and a 1,800mAh battery. Talking about the Galaxy Folder 3, the official specifications will be known on the launch day. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details about the upcoming flip phone from Samsung.