Samsung “Veyron” flagship clamshell packs Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4GB RAM

Samsung “Veyron” flagship clamshell packs Snapdragon 820 CPU, 4GB RAM
Bugatti Veyron is not just a car, it's the mother of all sports cars, so the first thing that comes to mind whenever we hear its name should be “speed.”

But “Veyron” is also the codename under which Samsung is developing a brand new smartphone featuring a clamshell form factor. The internal name has been probably chosen to emphasize the power of the device, which could probably rival the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series.

While this isn't the first time we hear about Samsung “Veyron,” it's the first time that we know some of the specs under its hood. Although the original rumor claimed the flip phone will sport a 3.9-inch display, according to a new benchmark, the “Veyron” is supposed to pack a slightly larger 4.2-inch screen.

On top of that, the clamshell will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, complemented by 4GB of RAM. This is exactly the same hardware configuration as the US version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Listed as Samsung SM-W2017, the clamshell runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, so don't hope for Nougat 7.0 to be installed on this one. It's unclear what camera the smartphone will pack, either a 16- or 12-megapixel camera.

Unfortunately, we know nothing about its release or price, but we can safely assume it will be launched in China, just like its predecessor. Because we don't have any image of the clamshell, we've added a gallery that shows the previous SM-W2016 model since the upcoming smartphone shouldn't be too different when it comes to design.


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14 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

looks gorgeous :D but, did it need SD820? can't they give it more power efficient (like SD617) and big battery, so people can buy this as secondary phone

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Same here... Giving it snapdragon 820 and 4Gigs of RAM is not so practical. I mean, it's not going to be a productivity phone anyway.

12. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Oh lord... Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM...!!! A clamshell on asteroids...!!! Too bad, they probably wont bring this BEAST to Aussie Land... Or even USA or Europe...

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it's probably for japan.. they love clamshell phone...

2. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Is it touchscreen? Otherwise, I don't see the point of 4GB and 820. Though it looks pretty damn cool.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It should be, its predecessors are.

3. ebilcake

Posts: 1221; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Nice touchscreen on the front by the looks of it, nice design.

5. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Where are Samsung's foldable screens?

6. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Worlds fastest phone

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yawwwwwnnnnnn

13. Fona13A unregistered

Yeah you are pretty boring, Bubba.

9. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This should the people happy who find the slab designs ugly.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

right yeah happy should be they

11. libra89

Posts: 2265; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Interesting idea...

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