A pity that these Samsung clamshell smartphone series (Galaxy Folder, Leader and W) are restricted only to South Korea and China.
Curiously, neither in Japan (which also uses these types of devices quite a lot) Samsung launches them.
Gee, 21 Nov 2017Some people cannot except that other people want different things to them.....Do not generalize. Especially if you cannot differentiate between expect and accept.
Maybe you need a physical keyboard.
AnonD-625621, 20 Nov 2017I wonder how many units are sold of thisI doubt this model sells well. A. It's costly. B. The body isn't atypical. I think it may be priced high on purpose to give buyers a sense of exclusivity. This model and price point remind me of Vertu phones (a super expensive British made, Turkish owned handset company for those that don't know) Later guys :-) .
JohnIsCooper, 21 Nov 2017Somebody is stuck in the past.Some people cannot except that other people want different things to them.....
The price tag of W series is insanely high
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2017Keyboard. Faster typing with t9 format even if you are barely looking at the screen. Your are ... moreOne's born every minute.
...and no the fastest way of typing (by far) is swipe typing, it's close to full size pc keyboard speeds in extreme circumstances...
dudecool, 20 Nov 2017i just dont see the point in clamshells anymore? maybe its why its exclusive to china because... moreKeyboard. Faster typing with t9 format even if you are barely looking at the screen. Your are just not the target market for this.
Will they ever release any of their Android flip phones outside China/Asia?
Would love to buy one with decent specs for a supposedly-dumb phone lookalike for under 300$!
Just if they make actually good flip phone and actually pay attention to it..
I'll buy it if it was a good phone.
They are just making half baked fliphones as the market is too small..
Looks like a great phone.
dudecool, 20 Nov 2017i just dont see the point in clamshells anymore? maybe its why its exclusive to china because... moreNot everyone wants a 6+inch screen, not to mention the fact that when you close it your screen is actually protected - and super portable. Frankly, if I'm using a screen to watch movies or do some actual work/reading i'm not going to use my phone, it's just frustrating. Some people just want phones to be phones and not break their bank. Sure, if I can browse some watered down version of FB (the less the better) and receive Whatsapp messages that's a plus - but I don't need it to do everything else, because I do everything else on better suited products.
Gauron, 20 Nov 2017Animated emojis are a gimmick. Clam-shell phones are not a gimmick, just outdated tech. If som... moreIf someone takes pleasure or satisfaction of emoting in front of a phone physically (facially, to be specific), who are you to judge?
I want to see this phone gets split and thrown in the bin every time there is a done deal in Breaking Bad! =D
dudecool, 20 Nov 2017i just dont see the point in clamshells anymore? maybe its why its exclusive to china because... moreAnimated emojis are a gimmick. Clam-shell phones are not a gimmick, just outdated tech. If someone likes the style or satisfaction of opening and closing a phone physically, who are you to judge?
dudecool, 20 Nov 2017i just dont see the point in clamshells anymore?
maybe its why its exclusive to china because... moreI can see a few benefits.
1. DESPITE being much thicker. they are really pocketable.
2. OCDs will understand it- that pleasing sound of the shell closing when you're done a use session with the phone.
3. Oldies like me will understand- when using a clamsell and you're furious in a call. that slam close while screaming "BBYETCH!" In today's phones you just furiously smash a digital button of end call.
need any more than this?