Samsung's new phone with model number SM-W2016, which is believed to be the Galaxy Golden 3 flip phone, may come soon as it has been certified by Chinese telecommunications governing body Tenaa. The South Korean electronics giant is yet to reveal anything about the flip device, forget about revealing its release date, but it could be launched soon if its Tenaa's certification is any indication.
First off, it's not sure whether SM-W2016 is really the code name for the Samsung Galaxy Golden 3 or not. Some users only came to this conclusion based on the code given to the first Samsung Galaxy Golden and Galaxy Golden 2, which are SM-W2014 and SM-W2015 respectively, but the latter never got released.
Based on TENAA's listing, the handset will sport both external and internal 3.9-inch displays with 768 x 1,280 resolutions. However, according to GFXBench's leak, it'll be fitted with 4.6-inch display, which raises questions regarding the flip smartphone's real screen size. At 3.9 inches, it'll have around 382 ppi. On the other hand, at 4.6 inches, it'll be about 324 ppi.
Out of the box, it will be running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and it will be powered by a 2.1 GHz processor along with 3 GB worth of RAM. TENAA didn't specify the details of the chipset, but if GFXBench's leak holds true, the upcoming smartphone will have a Samsung Exynos 7 and a MaliT760 MP8 GPU to boot. In terms of storage capacity, it will come with non-expandable 64 GB built in.
The handset will also feature a 16 MP rear-facing camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera. It's a bit thick at 0.59 inches, but that's expected out of a flip phone, not to mention that the first Galaxy Golden is 0.62 inches thick. The listing, however, does not include pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Golden 3, and Samsung is yet to comment about its official release, so it's advised to take this with a grain of salt.
Samsung earlier this month launched its new Galaxy On series smartphones, the Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 in India. The 4G LTE-supporting smartphones feature almost the same specifications except for different screen sizes, and different processors. Both sport a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. While the Galaxy On5 sports a 5-inch HD display and 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 SoC, the larger Galaxy On7 features a 5.5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC.
The Samsung Galaxy Golden 3, which is believed to be known as the SM-W2016, is now officially certified by the TENAA in China.
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