Samsung “Veyron” leaked specs reveal Galaxy Note 7's 12MP camera, 64GB storage

The next Samsung smartphone to feature a clamshell form factor will be a monster specs-wise. The so-called Samsung SM-W2017 is already in the works and is likely to be made official in the next couple of weeks.

If you aren't up to date with Samsung's portfolio of Android smartphones, then you might want to know the South Korean company is one of the few major handset manufacturers that still launches flip phones.

However, the W series is only available in China for the time being. It's also worth noting that Samsung adds just one device per year to the W series, but single device is usually a high-end smartphone.

The new Samsung SM-W2017, codename Veyron, leaked a while ago, but it wasn't until yesterday that we got more details on the phone's actual specs. The upcoming clamshell will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM. Also, it will sport a 4.2-inch display and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow onboard.

Today, new information about the SM-W2017 popped up online, which suggests this will be a clamshell version of Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series' flagships. AnTuTu lists the flip phone with a 12-megapixel rear camera, which is likely the same that Samsung included in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7 models.

Furthermore, the Samsung SM-W2017 will pack a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and 64GB storage. The Snapdragon 820 CPU and 4GB RAM are confirmed once again, but there's no mention of microSD card slot yet. Initial information about the 4.2-inch display did not contain details about its resolution, but AnTuTu states it will be a full HD (1080p) screen.

As expected, the clamshell will come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow right out of the box, so don't get your hopes up to high, as SM-W2017 won't be Samsung's first Nougat smartphone. 

Since we don't have a picture of the upcoming clamshell, we've included below several images of the previous W2016, so you can have an idea of what's to come. The new model will pretty much look the same as the predecessor.

source: AnTuTu via TechUpdate3



1. Fona13A unregistered

Android flip phones are beast.

2. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

junk. daily release of more of the same! yawwwnnn

4. Fona13A unregistered

This is hardly the same as their redundant On and Grand series. In fact, We'd be lucky if Samsung ever released an Android flip phone in the West.

3. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Ah. This should put the rectangle slab haters to rest.

5. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

The satisfaction of flipping your phone down when ending a call...ahh I miss that.

6. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I bet these would sell very well in America and Europe if they released them there.

7. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

I seriously doubt that, w2016, which is last year's model cost about 2000-2300USD, sales would never be good for this price range. It's not yet a luxury phone but yet, 2-3 times the cost of a normal flagship.

8. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2271; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Samsung can't be serious...Is this a joke...?

10. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Flip phones are still popular in Asia and some in the western world have been wanting a modern flip phone for a more compact smartphone.

11. Fona13A unregistered

Your stupid name is a joke.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

1080p on 4.2inch screen while other still using 1080p for 5.5inch screen

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