Flip phones largely fell out of fashion as smartphone supplanted old-school handsets. But over the past few years we’ve seen a few phones that split the difference: they’re smartphones and flip phones.

Samsung’s been producing this sort of device since 2013, and LG introduced one as recently as last summer.

Now it looks like Samsung has a new model on the way, and like most Android-powered flip phones it will most likely be sold primarily in Asia. But the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 did pass through the FCC this week, suggesting it could be destined for the United States as well.

galaxy folder 2

As Roland Quandt notes, the phone also showed up at the GFXBench website recently, giving us a pretty good idea of what kind of hardware the Galaxy Folder 2 will have:

  • 3.8 inch, 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor (1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU with Adreno 308 graphics)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras
  • Android 6.0

The FCC documents also show that the phone has a 2,000 mAh battery.

While we haven’t seen any pictures yet, it’s likely that it’ll follow other flip-phones by placing the touchscreen display in the top half of the phone and a numeric keypad in the bottom. Fold the phone in half and the screen is protected when you put away the Galaxy Folder 2 into your bag or pocket.

The original Galaxy Folder launched a little under a year ago in South Korea, and looks like this:

galaxy folder



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