Samsung Galaxy Folder snapper sneakily snapped

Samsung Galaxy Folder snapper sneakily snapped

Clamshell phones used to be the coolest handsets on the block. That “snap” as it closes after the end of a call is still the most emotive way to hang up on someone. However, touchscreens are the the best way to interact with a phone these days.

What if you want the touch and the snap though? Surely that would be the best phone ever? Well, Samsung thought that too and have created the Galaxy Folder (or SHV-E400K/SHV-400S).

These leaked photos show a clamshell handset with two touchscreens (one on the front and one inside) and a T9 number pad.

Samsung Galaxy Folder snapper sneakily snapped

Specs were also leaked:

  • 3.7 inch Amoled displays with 800×480 resolution
  • Snapdragon 400 Dual core 1.7Ghz
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1820mAh battery
  • LTE Support
  • Touch Screen
  • Android 4.2.2

Pretty impressive, eh? I was expecting something about as powerful as a USB desk fan.

Samsung Galaxy Folder snapper sneakily snapped

The device will be launched in the Korean market, but I can’t see it getting much further than that. It’s a shame, because I like unusual and quirky technology, but I can’t see it selling well in the UK.

Would you buy a dual touchscreen flip phone? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source – @techkiddy

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  • Techyguy

    Yes off course… i will buy it!

  • hwangeruk

    oh man, decent flip phones are rare. I don’t even really like Android, but I’d be very tempted to get a premium flip that looks like it would last a while.

  • John Kyle

    H to the ELL YES!
    Gimme gimme gimme!

  • Martin

    That looks flippin’ marvellous. 3.7″ screen, decent resolution, well specced on the CPU side.
    I must admit that the fact this has two touchscreens does make the keypad portion rather redundant, however, it is pretty cool that if you actually want to make a call (I know, a shocking thing huh? Using a phone to make a call, whoda thunk it!), all you gotta do is flip it open and use the keypad.
    NICE :)

  • Paul

    I’d love one. Touch screen phones are great for playing games, surfing, emails, texting etc, but when it comes to using them as a phone for calls, for me, they just don’t feel right. I much prefer the clamshell for making and receiving calls as it feels more natural against the ear and mouth, like a phone handset used to be. I was hoping the Jackie Chan version would somehow find its way to the UK, but sadly not. I really hope this manages to, and if the price is right, I’d “snap” one up.

  • Sky

    YES YES YES!!!! Just tell me where to sign. I’ve been looking to pre-order this phone online or find out the lunch date but no luck =(