When something shows up on import website Zauba, it often brings with it a very tiny amount of information that can be used to decipher its nature, if any at all. The latest import listing from Samsung is no exception. A model number of SM-G1600 is shown on the listing, with destinations in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi. The value of a single unit is listed as Rs. 15,176, or about $226. The screen size is listed as 3.8-inches. The closest model number to this one in Samsung’s current stable, eliminating the trailing zero as a likely placeholder, is SM-G150, the Galaxy Folder flip phone. With the other specs matching up nicely, it’s not hard to figure that the listing is probably for a Galaxy Folder sequel.
Samsung has shown the flip phone format some love with its Galaxy Folder, as well as the higher-end Galaxy Golden lineup. While the Zauba listing is about all the info that’s out there regarding the possible new Galaxy Folder for the moment, some basic inferences can be made about it based on the information that’s there and the specs of the previous Galaxy Folder. For starters, the 3.8-inch screen matches the size of the first Galaxy Folder, nailing this as a sequel and telling us that the design will likely be about the same. The model number changes by a somewhat small increment and the price is still decidedly budget, meaning that the internal components will likely see a very small bump, though nothing conclusive, as stated above, is out there at the moment.
Since the Galaxy Folder featured an 800×480 screen, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a Snapdragon 400-series processor, it logically follows that the Galaxy Folder 2 will likely feature specs along the same lines, but with slight improvements. A reasonable screen size may be 1280×720, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and a Snapdragon 600-series processor, or at least the latest in the 400 series, the Snapdragon 425 or the upcoming Snapdragon 430, which will up the ante to an octa-core setup and an Adreno 5-series GPU. Nothing is set in stone for now, of course, but the new smartphone is likely to see a steady series of leaks leading up to the official reveal just like any Galaxy device does.