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Samsung Hennessy Android flip phone now official

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Samsung Hennessy Android flip phone now official
Considering that the existence of the dual-screened Android flip phone called the Samsung Hennessy had been known since last month, perhaps Wednesday morning's announcement making the phone official is not terribly earth shattering. The phone's outing came courtesy of the Samsung China website.  For those who like the form factor, there is no need to be ashamed any longer, even if your friends called you Mr. Jitterbug in honor of Sammy's flipper for the older generation.

This flip phone is stuffed with Android 4.1 which means that the dual 3.3 inch screens with 320 x 480 resolution are responsive thanks to Project Butter. Google Now gives users the information they need when they need it, and actionable notifications allows users to read and respond to emails, view videos and more, right from their notifications shade. This is not your granny's flip phone. A quad-core 1.2GHz CPU is driving the unit while a 1500mAh battery keeps the lights on. Yes, Virginia, there is a microSD slot on board along with dual SIM slots.

There is no word on pricing or availability, but it seems that the Chinese will be the first to enjoy this trip back in time.

The Samsung Hennessy is not your granny's flip phone
The Samsung Hennessy is not your granny's flip phone
The Samsung Hennessy is not your granny's flip phone
The Samsung Hennessy is not your granny's flip phone

The Samsung Hennessy is not your granny's flip phone


source: Samsung (translated) via Engadget

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posted on 14 Aug 2013, 02:43 1

1. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Commendable effort, I hope both the displays are mirrored.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:00 6

2. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Wow - this phone is pretty sweet. I'll definitely be looking into this. Good-bye Apple!

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:19 5

6. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


bye. enjoy living in the past.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:56 16

12. tech2 (Posts: 2432; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Dude he said 'Good-bye Apple!' not Hello, Apple ! ;)

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 09:43 6

19. StreetNerd (Posts: 722; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


HAHAHAHA OMG NICE ONE :D HAAHAHAHA +100

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 15:43

27. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


right, because people want a flip phone with android 4.1...
but its your 'future'... you can enjoy it with msa :D

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:03 2

3. twens (Posts: 699; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


a flip fon with android 4.1 and a quad core processor. Samsung is the definition of dope brand.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 06:38 3

16. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


It's the result of Samsung craftsmanship when not busy copying Apple. /s

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 10:30 4

21. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Well, can't blame them for trying(and they're actually selling).. instead of recycling a 2years old heavy brick design, you know, like a certain company that is losing millions.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 12:32

24. Dastrix (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Last time I checked, selling is not synonymous with innovating.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:05

4. Tcool (Posts: 39; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Nice dual sim Android flip phone.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:11 3

5. SingDaFire (Posts: 74; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


Right now Samsung thinks whatever phone they make they will sell.. But to be honest no one will buy these.. It will come and go unnoticed.. Few of their fans will buy and that's all.. Anyways Nice try Samsung.. Just look at the results after few weeks post availability :)

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:23 2

7. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


are we back to 1996?

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:30

8. andynaija (Posts: 485; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I wonder if you can use the soft keyboard to type on the front of the phone without opening the actual phone.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:25 1

10. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


I would guarantee you can.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 03:33 1

9. droidnator (Posts: 87; Member since: 10 Mar 2011)


I want one!

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:41

11. uchihakurtz (Posts: 276; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


A Nokia 6280 or N90-like design would've been cool

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 05:07

13. veer.d (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


what`s next, a slider with android 4.3,2gb ram,3.5" display,1.5 ghz s800.....................

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 06:18

14. androiphone20 (Posts: 1517; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Samsung : we can make anything, just put quadcore bulls**t and android 4.1 and watch as fanboys go crazy

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 06:34 5

15. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Samsung must be having lots of Quad core processors lying around. So they picked up some unused 320X480 screens from old phones and decided to make a new phone. Otherwise cant understand the purpose behind this phone. Samsung trolling big time.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 07:14 2

17. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I don't like flip phones.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 08:31 1

18. Dastrix (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Long story short: Yet another cheapo plastic garbage entry-level Lagdroid.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 10:25

20. buccob (Posts: 1555; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Who is Virginia?

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 11:50 1

22. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1162; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


since samsung is fvcking rich, they can produce anything that they could think off.
,galaxy ace , galaxy mini, galaxy ace mini, galaxy y, y duos, galaxy s4 ,s4 mini, s4 zoom , s4 active , s4 inactive, s4 boob, mega 6.8 , supermega 7.2, superhyperdeltamega 8.0 , this flip phone, a slider, a candybar, an actual candy, a dildo running jellybean 4.2.2 , a watch, a bracelet, a billboard etc

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 12:15

23. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 664; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Best for my parents

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 16:18

25. GeekMovement (Posts: 1519; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I can't imagine how long 1500mAH will keep dual screens powered...

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 18:38

26. ricethief (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


People saying these wont sell are clueless. Flip phones are still being used by a large portion of the older population. I already know a few older people that will pick this up over a high end smartphone.

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 13:41

28. cdgoin (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Actually I can see a lot of use for this.. Its more compact, also many like having buttons and either don't text or are used to texting via a 12 buttons. Yet they want a new smartphone. Small market sure.. but one only they would have.

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