Didn’t believe us the first time we covered Samsung’s next big clamshell smartphone, codenamed Veyron (after the sports car), likely to be dubbed Galaxy Golden 4 (after its three predecessors), and carrying the futuristic SM-W2017 model number (following in the footsteps of last year’s SM-W2016)?
Well, now the unreleased Samsung SM-W2017 is benchmarked with pretty crazy high-end specs in tow, making the Korean OEM’s enduring commitment to a largely archaic handheld form factor hard to doubt.
You can probably bet the farm on a China-only Galaxy Golden 4 rollout happening in a few weeks tops, dual touchscreens, Snapdragon 820 processing power, 4GB RAM, pre-loaded Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and all.
Basically, what sets this bad boy apart from the Galaxy S7 or Note 7 is its refusal to adopt a widely accepted bar or slab shape, instead flipping open and folding closed for extra maneuverability and a predominantly discarded emphasis on compactness.
The two inside-and-out displays are expected to measure roughly 4.2 inches in diagonal, which is another big difference, while Samsung’s now iconic 12 and 5MP cameras should find an additional host in the Golden 4. Unfortunately, we have no product photos to show you, so we’re left guessing the Veyron alias is a not-so-subtle hint at a luxury design of sorts.