Samsung bringing back the flip phone? Third Android folder revealed in as many months

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Time was, the flip phone seemed like a relic of the cell phone’s past. While the design made enough sense back in the day, now that we’ve moved from physical keypads to on-screen buttons, the benefits of a flip phone become a lot harder to appreciate. Nevertheless, we’ve continued to see the odd model pop up now and again. Samsung, though, has really been stepping up its interest in such model over the past few months, announcing first the Hennessy and then the Galaxy Golden. Today we learn of a third Samsung folder, and this one looks to be the most powerful one yet.

Unlike those previous two models, running 1.2GHz quad-core and 1.7GHz dual-core SoCs, respectively, Samsung’s model SM-W2014 will be powered by a very capable Snapdragon 800 and get 2GB of RAM. It should have dual 3.7-inch OLED displays, though there’s some question about resolution – we’ve heard both 800 x 480 and 640 x 480 mentioned, but this totally doesn’t look like any 4:3 aspect ratio, so we’re leaning towards the former.

We can also see the presence of a 13-megapixel main camera, again outdoing both those other Samsung Android flip phones from the other month. This guy is destined for China, and so far there’s been no sign of any intent to make it available elsewhere. That’s a shame, because with modern specs like this, we bet quite a few smartphone fans in the West might be curious to try this form factor again.

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Source: TENAA
Via: Pocket-lint

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!