Samsung is planning to launch its high-end Android flip phone in South Korea, reports The Investor. The handset, which is known only by its model number (SM-W2017), has been available in China for a while now, but was recently granted wireless charging certification by the Wireless Power Consortium.
If the device Samsung intends to release in South Korea is identical to the one that debuted in China last year, we can expect to see two 4.2-inch OLED screens à la Galaxy Folder, a Snapdragon 430 processor, a 12MP rear- and 5MP front-facing camera, IP68 waterproofing and a 2,300mAh battery.
“I cannot confirm the launch date but the new phone will be launched soon in Korea,” an official of a local telecom carrier told ET News on the condition of anonymity, later adding that the handset will be priced higher than any other flip phone in the region and could be launched as a special edition.
Samsung may also launch the Galaxy Folder 2 later this year
Samsung may also release a successor to the original Galaxy Folder later this year. The device recently passed the radio wave safety test, equipped with a 3.8-inch screen, a Snapdragon 425 CPU and a 1,950mAh cell. It’s estimated to be priced between 200,000 ($177) and 300,000 won ($265) when it eventually hits the shelves.