Behold, the Samsung Galaxy Golden Android flip phone

Samsung goes new-age retro with an Android-powered smartphone in a design from a bygone era. Don't look for this in the United States anytime soon.

Samsung's Galaxy Golden brings Android to the familiar flip-phone form factor. Samsung

Samsung must believe that good things come in pairs. Just a week after introducing the quad-core Samsung Hennessy flip phone for China, the electronics giant has announced a second dual-screen Android smartphone experience in the Samsung Galaxy Golden (translation).

The Galaxy Golden runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and features two 3.7-inch Super AMOLED touch screens mounted back-to-back. The unconventional form factor is a smartphone take on the familiar clamshell design still used in many basic flip phones today. The design lets you access the smartphone screen in both closed and open positions.

Although it bears the Galaxy name, the Golden isn't on the same level as the Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship. Internal hardware includes a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and LTE support. As is the case with other Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy Golden provides an "Easy Mode" to help newbies transition from a feature phone to something smarter.

Decked in a champagne gold case, the phone also features a pedometer, an FM radio, and Samsung's S Health application.

The Samsung Galaxy Golden is expected to go on sale through South Korean carriers for 790,000 won ($700 US). Like the China-bound Hennessy, it is unlikely that Samsung will offer the Galaxy Golden in the United States (but we'll still try to get our hands on it anyway).

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.

 

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