5 Android flip-phones you can’t buy in Europe and the U.S.

5 Android flip-phones

Nowadays most folks prefer all-touchscreen devices and have long forgot about flip phones. However, there’s still a subset of users digging this form factor, but apparently most of them live in the Far East region. Or at least that’s what handset makers want us to think… cause their Android clamshells are rarely, if ever, available outside of China and South Korea.

Here are 5 smart flip-phones that are either already available or will start selling shortly. Some of these are pretty amazing and we wouldn’t have anything against trying them out.

Samsung Galaxy Folder

Samsung Galaxy Folder

  • Features a pair of 3.67-inch WVGA (480×800) AMOLED screens
  • LTE connectivity support
  • 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Available in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Golden

Samsung Galaxy Golden

  • Two 3.7-inch WVGA (480×800) screens
  • 1.7GHz dual-core processor, most likely Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • 8-megapixel rear and 1.9-megapixel front cameras
  • LTE connectivity
  • 1,820 mAh battery
  • Preloaded Samsung apps like S Health, business card reader, Samsung Hub, Easy Mode and so on.

Samsung SM-W2014

Samsung SM-W2014

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip makes it the most powerful phone on the list
  • Two 3.67-inch WVGA (480×800) displays
  • 13-megapixel camera on the back, 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Coming soon to China

Philips W8568

Philips W8568

  • 4-inch qHD (540×960) main display
  • 8-megapixel camera on the back
  • 1.2Ghz quad-core chip, likely made by MediaTek
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Dual-SIM capability
  • 4GB of expandable storage
  • 2100 mAh battery that’s good for up to 13 hours of talk time.
  • Size: 123.5 x 63 x 18.8 mm, weight: 214 grams
  • Available in China

Philips Xenium W9588

Philips Xenium W9588

  • Two 3.5-inch WVGA (480×800) screens
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, most likely MediaTek MT6589
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of expandable storage
  • 2,400 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Size: 116.5 × 61.5 × 20.5 mm, weight: 248.5 grams

Now we want to know – would be interested in buying one of these?

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Yeah, I’m not sure why handset makers don’t make smart clamshells…

  • anon

    Totally. I got all used to AMAZING Japanese flip phones between 2006 – 2011. Amazing screen quality, camera, connectivity, style, etc… I’d pay the money for a good flip phone, but American companies apparently don’t want my money. Since I’m not digging the over-hyped touch screen, the lack of flip phones that aren’t some sort of cruel technological joke has led me to make the strong resolution not to purchase a new cell phone until I can buy a flip phone like any of the 3 that I carried while living in Japan.

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