Samsung Unveils Galaxy Golden, Another Android-Powered Flip Phone


Just one week after announcing its first Android-powered flip phone, Samsung has today announced another one! It’s called the Galaxy Golden, and it’s slightly more advanced than the Hennessy, with larger displays, a faster processor, a better camera, and a more recent version of Android.

It also has a number of special features, including a built-in pedometer and a business card reader.

The Galaxy Golden looks a lot like the Hennessy — particularly on the inside — but it’s a little more exciting as a midrange device. It has two 3.7-inch Super AMOLED displays — one on its front and one inside, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface.

Like Samsung’s latest Android smartphones, the Galaxy Golden boasts an “easy mode” feature that makes common apps and other items more easily available from the home screen, as well as a built-in pedometer and S Health app, a business card reader, and an FM radio.

Unfortunately, the Galaxy Golden offers a numeric keypad like the Hennessy, and not a physical QWERTY keyboard that could have competed with the latest BlackBerry 10 devices.

The Galaxy Golden will soon go on sale in Korea for 790,000 won ($700), but it’s unlikely you’ll see it making its way to the United States or Europe.