Samsung is set to launch two new flip phones, the Galaxy Folder 2 and the Veyron. Prior the debut of these handsets, however, details about what they would look like and what they are capable of have been leaking left and right. To show how different these two handsets are, here’s a quick run-down of their rumored specs and features ahead of their launch and release.
The Galaxy Folder 2 seems to be an entry-level phone that somehow disguises itself as a mid-ranger thanks to its clamshell design. Its internals are not as striking as its form factor, housing hardware that’s very comparable to Samsung’s entry-level offering, the Galaxy J3.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Folder 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory and a decent 2,000 mAh battery. Even if this Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-running handset comes with an 8-megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel front shooter, it is still noticeably lacking in more ways than one just like the J3 that’s rocking almost similar specs if not better.
What it lacks inside though, it makes up with its eye-catching physical design that Phone Arena claims to give users a blast from the past because of its antiquated aesthetic. Commenting on how the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 looks like in a recently outed promotional photo on Chinese website Weibo, News.com.au says this flip phone looks just like a Motorola Razr. But a closer look at the device would actually tell us that it looks nothing like the iconic Razr, save for its hinge that’s very Razr-y.
On the whole, the Galaxy Folder 2 looks like a very simple clamshell phone that’s embellished with a striking navigation buttons unit, a cleanly designed alphanumeric keypad and a 3.8-inch display with 480x800 screen resolution.
On the other hand, another rumored flip phone that the Galaxy Note 7 maker is preparing for launch and release is the Samsung Veyron. And just like the Bugatti sports car it is named after, this flip phone is a top-specced device with remarkable specs and features that is expected to come with an expensive price tag.
The successor to last year’s SM-W2016, the Veyron is rumored to be luxurious clamshell handset with a 4.2-inch primary display with 1920x1080 screen resolution. It is also rumored to come with a secondary screen opposite the main display, but specific details of the former have yet to emerge online.
Inside, the Veyron is reportedly packing internals that are comparable to the ones found in most of Samsung’s latest flagships. It comes with a Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and possibly a 2,000 mAh battery pack, as per Yahoo! Tech.
It is also rumored to come with a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera — the typical camera technology combo present in current Samsung flagship phones, as pointed out by News.com.au.
Sadly, the Galaxy Folder 2 and the Veyron’s launch and release details have yet to surface, but there are rumors that the Veyron could be a China-exclusive handset, just like its predecessor. However, since the South Korea giant has yet to confirm the rumors about these flip phones, we are still hopeful that both devices will reach U.S. shores when they are officially launched.