Samsung Hennessy Android flip phone now official

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.


source: Samsung (translated) via Engadget

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Hennessy
  • Display 3.3" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Battery 1500 mAh

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28 Comments

1. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Commendable effort, I hope both the displays are mirrored.

2. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

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

6. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

bye. enjoy living in the past.

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

19. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

HAHAHAHA OMG NICE ONE :D HAAHAHAHA +100

27. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

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

3. twens

Posts: 1183; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

16. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

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

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.

24. Dastrix unregistered

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

4. Tcool unregistered

Nice dual sim Android flip phone.

5. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 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 :)

7. TheM16

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

are we back to 1996?

8. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

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

10. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

I would guarantee you can.

9. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

I want one!

11. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

13. veer.d

Posts: 89; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

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

14. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

15. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I don't like flip phones.

18. Dastrix unregistered

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

20. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Who is Virginia?

22. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 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

23. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Best for my parents

25. GeekMovement unregistered

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

26. ricethief

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 17, 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.

28. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 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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