Samsung is planning to launch its high-endÂ Android flip phoneÂ 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, butÂ wasÂ 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 seeÂ two 4.2-inch OLED screensÂ Ã la Galaxy Folder, a Snapdragon 430 processor, a 12MP rear- and 5MP front-facing camera, IP68 waterproofing and a 2,300mAh battery.
â€œI cannot confirm the launch date but the new phone will be launched soon in Korea,â€ an official of a local telecom carrier told ET NewsÂ on the condition ofÂ anonymity, later adding that theÂ handset will be priced higher than any other flip phone in the region andÂ could be launched as a special edition.
Samsung may also releaseÂ a successor to the original Galaxy Folder later this year. The device recently passed the radio wave safetyÂ test, equipped with a 3.8-inch screen, a Snapdragon 425 CPUÂ and a 1,950mAh cell. Itâ€™s estimatedÂ to be priced between 200,000 ($177) andÂ 300,000 won ($265) when it eventually hits the shelves.