Galaxy Golden now official, here’s the first review of Samsung’s Android powered clamshell

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 22 Aug 2013

After countless rumors, and even a leaked product manual, Samsung finally announced the Galaxy Golden yesterday. It’s an Android 4.2 powered flip phone with two 3.7 inch touch screens and a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 400 inside. It’ll be sold by the Korean operators SK Telecom and KT, but that’s probably it. The chances of this device leaving South Korea are slim to none. If you really want this phone, however, chances are you can find an importer willing to help you out.

Now before you buy a phone, you typically read a review of the device, right? A man by the name of Khai Yang got his hands on the Golden, and he’s published his thoughts on his personal website, along with quite a few number of photographs. He says he liked the device, pointing out the retro designs numerous times, but he ultimately concludes that this is a phone more for his parents than for people of his age.

Respect to Samsung for trying something different. This isn’t the first time they’ve come out with a device the world immediately judged as insane. Remember how everyone reacted to the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Camera?