Samsung adds to flip phone lineup with new retro dual-screen Galaxy Golden

Samsung is bringing back the good old days with the reveal of two new Android-powered smart flip phones.

The new-age retro devices boast the look and feel of a 2007 clamshell mobile phone, but the power and capability of a 2013 smartphone.

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Golden — a gold-tinted dual-screen clamshell handset.

The Golden runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and features two 3.7in Super AMOLED touchscreens mounted back-to-back, for use when the phone is open or closed.

The Galaxy Golden runs a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 8-megapixel camera, and includes LTE support. Expect to pay big for that champagne-coloured casing — South Korean carriers will sell the phone for 790,000 won (£450), though it is unlikely to reach UK stores anytime soon.

Another smartphone rumoured to be clad in gold when it lands is the new iPhone, which is expected to launch on 10 September.

Last week, meanwhile, Samsung unwrapped its SCH-W789 Hennessy handset, which is headed to the Chinese market but also probably won't see a UK release.

Sporting two 3.3in, 320 x 480 touchscreen displays with capacitive buttons, the phone doesn't stray too far from the advanced devices the majority of people use today, with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, microSD slot, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1,500mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

You may as well be operating a Galaxy S4. Well, not quite, but the flip phone does include USB 2.0, Bluetooth, GPS, and WLAN.

Pricing and availability for the Hennessy have not been revealed.