Samsung Galaxy Folder: The mid-range 4G Android smartphone that's pure nostalgic clamshell goodness

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung is set to take mobile nerds on a trip back in time, with new reports seeming to confirm that it will pay homage to the 90s with a nostalgic new clamshell-style Galaxy smartphone.

Japanese blog Ringer's Blue Men spotted a manual in the Samsung download centre that outlines a new phone codenamed the Galaxy Folder that features a a pair of touch-screens as well as sporting a physical keyboard.

On the outer shell of the mystery device is a 3.67in AMOLED display with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution. While the specs of the inner display are still cloaked, the accompanying numeric keypad sports a large central control.

It looks like the Galaxy Folder will run Android as the manual apparently contains a number of references to Google services. The exact version is a mystery, though other speculation is saying that the Folder could scale the heady heights of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Other key specifications include a 1 .7GHz Snapdragon 400 and 2GB of RAM plus support for 4G LTE and a 1,820 mAh battery - an impressive enough configuration for such a diminutive device.

Given that the manual is in Korean, it's likely that Samsung is going to primarily target its native market with the handset.

Samsung still manufactures some clamshell phones in China, but there's no word on whether or not the rest of the world might ever be made privy to the throwback glory of the Galaxy Folder.