Samsung is certainly prolific when it comes to trying out different form factors, shapes, and configurations for mobile devices. One of those examples is their line of clamshell smart phones that attempt to maintain the spirit of the flip phones that were so popular in days gone by. Their latest version, model number SM-W2016 believed to be the Galaxy Golden 3, has shown up on Chinese regulatory agency site TENAA indicating it may be ready to hit the market.
The TENAA filing did reveal a discrepancy in specifications compared to earlier numbers that surfaced on GFXBench. According to previous reports, the Galaxy Golden 3 would have 4.6-inch screens. The TENAA certification lists the two screens at only 3.9-inches, but the resolution of 1280 x 768 remains the same.
Combined with the high-end processor and memory, the smaller screens at a relatively low resolution should result in a device that performs quite well even if it is an unusual form factor.
Samsung’s last clamshell, the SM-W2015, passed through TENAA certification, but was never released to the market. The original Galaxy Golden was only released in South Korea.