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.



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: 1919; 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: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

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