Samsung talks about the evolution of its clamshell smartphones, explains why it created them for the Asian market

Samsung talks about the evolution of its clamshell smartphones, explains why it created them for the Asian market
Samsung Tomorrow – Sammy's blog – has posted an article about the elusive W-series clamshell smartphones, which are available in eastern markets only. It traces the evolution of the flip phones through the last four Android-powered models and, naturally, elaborates on the latest one. Spoiler alert: it looks like it's the Galaxy Golden 2 we've been hearing about, only with a different name for the Chinese market.

So why the flip phone factor, you ask? Well, Sammy decided to explain. See, accorting to the company, the word "premium" is attributed to a different type of goods in China, when compared to eastern locales. Over here, we like to see something be as cutting-edge as possible, if we are going to call it that special word. In China, however, or at least according to Samsung, "premium" means something, which has survived through the ages, proving its value, sturdiness, and effective ideology.

So, based on that understanding, Samsung came up with the W-series phones a few years ago – a smartphone in the body of a classic flip phone. The latest version of the device is nothing to sneeze at, either, as it sports a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801, 2 GB of RAM, 16 / 3.7 MP main and front cameras, and an external / internal display combo – both 3.9" big, sporting a 720p resolution.

Check out the evolution below and do tell us – would you rock a dual-screened clamshell smartphone?


source: Samsung

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10 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I won't be surprise if the rich businessmen start moving towards this trend.

3. AndroidLollipop unregistered

They will move towards the square form factor like the PASSPORT

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Any phone with moving parts belongs to 2000. Its all about touch screens nowadays. I have seen people who couldnt type s**t on a touchscreen. They got used to it and consider it better than physical keys on their older phones. No one is moving to clamshells beside a small market in Asia.

2. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

the market for high end flip phone and qwerty phone(slide from side or from bottom) and xperia play phone is there. But nobody wants to address this market. All these company knows is launch such phone with a mid range specs and claims that the market is not there and not reflecting on what consumer wants

5. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

How about offering this model to the rest of the world? I'd buy one.

6. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Dammit I want one of these for my mom.. open to the world please

7. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

Yeah my mom loves her flip phone. this will be nice. please have it for United States, California, Sacramento. around the postal code of 95833.....hahahahha :D

8. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

I would TOTALLY try this! I kinda miss the old t9 typing and I had some great years with clamshell phones. I've had flat boring touchscreen slabs since my HTC Thunderbolt all those years ago and would love something different in form factor for a change.

9. Gasteasoro

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

Yet ANOTHER lame ass phone touted as "Galaxy"... Samsung has really REALLY washed out the Galaxy brand... Nowadays "Galaxy" means nothing... I'm still getting a "Galaxy" Note 4, but FFS cut the "Lets slap Galaxy moniker into everything" scheme.

10. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

i'd love to have one

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