Samsung debuts Galaxy Golden, a gold-colored flip phone with Android 4.2

Samsung Galaxy Golden

In an effort to fill out their flip phone lineup for some reason, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Golden for Korean markets. It’s a step up from their latest flip phone, the Hennessy, and will supposedly be marketed as a premium device. The only real “premium” aspect of the Golden is that it’s, well, golden. The paint job is a champagne gold color, which definitely makes it look more expensive, but I’m not sure it hides the lackluster internals of the device. For 799,700 won (or $720) you get a dual-core 1.7 GHz CPU, two 3.7 inch 800 x 480 displays, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. At a cheaper price point, the Golden may have had a fighting chance, but in its price range it’s competing with a Galaxy S 4 type device, and a Galaxy S 4 this is not.

If you really want a flip phone, live in Korea, and don’t mind dropping some serious cash for a phone, Samsung has you covered. For the rest of us, we’ll just watch from afar.

source: Samsung Tomorrow


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Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.