Samsung announced a new Android powered smartphone today, expanding its offering with another mid-range clamshell smartphone. The Galaxy Golden will be available exclusively in South Korea—at least for now—and is priced at $716 off-contract.
The Galaxy Golden comes equipped with two 3.7-inch WVGA displays, with one situated on either side of the top half of the device, while the lower half holds a physical keypad. The smartphone also packs a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, and offers a number of added Samsung features including a simplified Easy Mode for older users, a pedometer, FM radio reception, and some sort of business card scanner.
Samsung has been pushing Android flip phones pretty hard for the past few months, likely in an effort to convert consumers still attached to their older devices over to the smartphone ecosystem. We’ve already seen the Galaxy Folder and the W789, which are both headed to Asian markets and offer even weaker specs than the Galaxy Golden.