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Samsung Hennessy flip-phone listed at $800 on some Chinese sites

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Samsung Hennessy flip-phone listed at $800 on some Chinese sites
The Samsung Hennessy is the first flip-phone to garner any real attention in close to 7 years, but that's mostly because flip-phones are basically relegated to grandparents in the U.S. But, flip-phones are still pretty big in China, which is why Samsung has made the new Android-powered Hennessy. Of course, you'd be surprised at how much this device could cost.

Apparently, there are some Chinese websites that are listing the device at 4999 Yuan, which is about $800. That price would be considered a ripoff if you were planning to buy any top of the line device off-contract. But for a flip-phone with a 3.3-inch 320x480 display, 1GB of RAM, a quad-core processor, 5MP camera, 1500mAh battery, and Android 4.1, that could be considered highway robbery. 

Of course, there is almost no chance that the Hennessy will make it out of Asian markets, so we don't really need to worry about the price here in the U.S. Still, if you were considering grabbing one unlocked as a joke, you might want to reconsider. 

source: Sina via SamMobile

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posted on 15 Aug 2013, 11:53 1

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Flip phones? We back in the 90's?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 12:44 2

6. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

If it feels PREMIUM then price it for $800, but... I really doubt that Samsung can do that.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:34 1

10. MartianMe (unregistered)

The motorola v9 flip fone was beautiful...

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 11:55 17

2. Malki (Posts: 68; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)

800$?? Go home Samsung, you`re drunk!

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 12:37

4. donfem (Posts: 646; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

So, it is Samsung offering the phone at $800? or the provider wo determines the cost?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 12:44

5. dorianb (Posts: 599; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

That's through "Chinese websites." Not Samsungs SRP (suggested retail price). I would hope it wouldn't top out at $550.

If only it had an edge-to-edge screen for that 3.3" I would consider buying it as a going out on the town conversation starter phone. Get tired of it in 6 months. Then sell it on ebay.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 12:14 2

3. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

$800 is Ka'RAYZEE. But, here in the mighty U.S. where everything is subsidized, it might actually be enticing to the over 40 club who are touch-screen challenged; it gives them a way to have something quasi-cool and not totally look like they partied through the Disco Era. I can see Verizon offering this up for $149.99 with a 2-year contract.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 12:45 1

7. vaibhavaggarwal (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)

Now you see why budget phones are so popular in asian countries..........no subsidies :(

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 12:52

8. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

We are officially back in the mid-90's folks.
Here we are watching the flip phone with 'New' -ly setup Google's OS Android JB, which was supposed to be announced later in the 21st century but you know we are awesome. ^_^ So, only for you, a brand new unlocked flip-style FLIP SMARTPHONE (Its wireless too). It would be available later next month and you can get your hands on the future (without getting tangled up in wires) for $800 unlocked.

Future Unlocked. Next is what? :D

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:00

9. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

lol i'll pass.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:40

11. HASHTAG (unregistered)

That's more than buying a S4 off-contract.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 21:34 1

12. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

I'd rather buy an iphone 5C

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:43

13. skyline88 (Posts: 458; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)

crazy chinese, 800 USD is enough to get 2 units of S3

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:33

14. BooBooooooo (Posts: 56; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

Why did they price like that....

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 05:16

16. Trex95 (Posts: 905; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

Cause Jackie Chan promote this phone.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 05:13

15. Trex95 (Posts: 905; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)

800$ for this crap!

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