Clamshell phone makes a comeback

SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: The Galaxy Folder is an evolution of the W2013 (above).


    Aug 07, 2013

    Clamshell phone makes a comeback

    REMEMBER the clamshell mobile phones that were all the rage in much of Asia a few years back?

    They are apparently making a comeback - as a smartphone by South Korean tech giant Samsung.

    The company is reportedly preparing for the upcoming launch of its Galaxy Folder, a dual-screen Android clamshell, which is an evolution of the W2013 from last autumn, according to technology-news website Engadget.

    The new phone is said to run the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and to feature a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It may have 2GB of RAM and two 3.67-inch Amoled displays with WVGA resolution, said tech-news site Geeky Gadgets.

    Other specifications may include front and rear cameras and a 1,820mAh battery.