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

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



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Flip phones? We back in the 90's?

6. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

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

10. MartianMe unregistered

The motorola v9 flip fone was beautiful...

2. Malki

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

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

4. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

5. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

3. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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.

7. vaibhavaggarwal

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

Now you see why budget phones are so popular in asian subsidies :(

8. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 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

9. GeekMovement unregistered

lol i'll pass.

11. HASHTAG unregistered

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

12. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I'd rather buy an iphone 5C

13. skyline88

Posts: 701; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

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

14. BooBooooooo

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Why did they price like that....

16. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Cause Jackie Chan promote this phone.

15. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

800$ for this crap!

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