Samsung announces GT-B9120 – flip form factor and Android collide

Samsung announces GT-B9120 – flip form factor and Android collide
One casualty of the smartphone revolution has been the flip phone. While that may be welcome by many, Samsung has announced a new Android powered device that will sport the old familiar flip form factor. Meet the GT-B9120.

Slated to hit the Chinese market the GT-B9120 is a dual screen Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset. Each screen is 3.5-inches with a 480x800 resolution. Inside the device is running a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 5-megapixel rear facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

Unfortunately there is no word on pricing and we don’t expect this to come stateside, but it is an interesting mashup of form factor and operating system.

Samsung announces GT-B9120 – flip form factor and Android collide
Samsung announces GT-B9120 – flip form factor and Android collide
Samsung announces GT-B9120 – flip form factor and Android collide


source: Tenaa via Engadget

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10 Comments

1. thelegend6657 unregistered

But dual screen phones don't really sell very well . Check out the lg double play or kyocera echo

6. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Maybe not in America but I remember seeing quite a few dual screen (flip phone types) in places like Japan and Korea.

7. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Home of the Nintendo DS, lol.

9. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

flip phones still popular in Asia, especially Japan, China, and Korea.

10. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

East Asia? where is Mongolia?

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

If samsung could have made it thinner and made a more rounded design then this phone would appeal to more than just fifty year old chinese men....I like it though...

3. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

i thought ICS was on board because of those ICS styled capacitive buttons. XD

4. onggeo

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

They should've made it sorta like the old Nokia N93 but the screen rotates 180 degrees and the keys should be qwerty

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Flip form factor, I miss thee so. The hardware seems nice enough, I would certainly consider buying it.

8. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Would be cool to play with, see how it rolls....

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