We all know that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) strives to be on the cutting edge of technology (see more here). While Cupertino has quite a bit of competition, especially from Samsung in the smartphone market, it continues to perform at a very high level.
There are reports circulating that Samsung has plans to launch an Android powered flip phone for those who are feeling a bit nostalgic.
Can you imagine Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) going back in time a few years, announcing that it is going to push a product that is well past its prime?
This is an interesting move by Samsung, being that most people have moved past flip phones and are now more interested in smartphones.
Of course, just because this is not something you are likely to see from Apple it doesn’t mean that Samsung will come up empty.
Neowin.net broke this story, and added the following information about the potential phone:
“Samsung has a huge number of mobile devices on the market, but an Android-based flip phone has never featured heavily their portfolio. That could be set to change, with word of such a device releasing in August.
Identified as the ‘Samsung Galaxy Folder’, it will feature a 480×800 WVGA display and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC. Upon release, it will ship with Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and connect to LTE, though it will be pitched as a lower-end handset.”
As you can see, this flip phone will not be the same as the ones that were sold many years ago. Instead, Samsung is going to push some modern features that are sure to make the device more enjoyable for those in today’s day and age.
One thing you may find in this phone that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has never done is an alpha numeric keyboard. This is interesting on many levels, including the fact that it has to synch with the Android operating system.
At this point, there is no information on where the new phone from Samsung will be sold or how much it will cost. If the company does decide to move forward with this idea, it will be interesting to see how it is received by the general public.
While Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) continues to push forward with its technology (such as this patent), Samsung is taking a step back in time.