Along with the music industry and micro scooters, flip phones, such as Motorola’s RAZR range, now feel like relics of a simpler, long-forgotten age. But today, against all the odds, it seems there might actually be some life in the old form factor yet.
The reason? That would the discovery of photographic evidence of the Samsung Galaxy Folder handset, which teams interior and exterior touchscreens with a foldout physical keyboard so you make like it's 2001 again.
Uncovered by TechKiddy, the handset is purportedly set to be exclusive to Korea and, in fairness, is probably far too unusual to find much favour on these shores anyway. Especially in an age when it seems homogeneous smartphone design means every new kit is another rectangular slab in black or gun-metal grey.
But for all that it’s probably too outré for Western tastes it’s not too shabby in the specs department, which mark it out as a device that's sits squarely at the upper end of the mid-range market.
Alongside the two 3.7-inch AMOLED 800 x 480 touchscreens, the Galaxy Folder packs 4G LTE support, a dual-core Snapdragon 400 1.7GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.
The phone is also home to Android 4.2.2 out of the box, with an update to the recently unveiled 4.3 iteration and the forthcoming Key Lime Pie version surely due before the year is out.