Samsung to release yet another flip phone... with Snapdragon 800?

Samsung to release yet another flip phone... with Snapdragon 800?

The level of vertical integration over at South Korean tech behemoth Samsung has allowed it to spawn an innumerable amount of devices of all kinds, covering a wide range of tastes. However, until recently, most of these have been decidedly mainstream devices, but spread over a wide range of price points. This changed a few months ago, as Sammy introduced... or rather, re-introduced a modern version of a concept that we had thought has gone the way of the Dodo – flip phones. And several of those, too.



These have been aimed at the Chinese market, and the newly certified SM-W2014 will apparently be no exception. According to rumors, the dual-screened device will come packing the mighty 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 2GB of RAM. Not impressed? Perhaps the (confirmed) BSI 13MP rear/2MP front duo of cameras will change your mind. What's even more, the device has also been confirmed to come packing the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean iteration. The SM-W2014 weighs in at 173 grams and measures 116.85x59.4x15.79mm.



Of course, considering that it'll be packing two measly 3.67-inch 480x800 resolution AMOLED displays, it's rather confusing as to why Sammy would go for so much horsepower, which would simply feel wasted. On the other hand, those of you that remember the SCH-W2013, or the Jackie Chan flip phone, will know that practicality isn't really a concern for Sammy. Nor is price, for that matter – the SCH-W2013 cost about $3000.




source: Tenaa via Ameblo, TheDroidGuy

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29 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Sammy has gone crazy...

4. ihatesmartphone unregistered

REALLY CRAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZY!!

14. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

bats**t crazy

20. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

this is just same old samsung. Only new thing is that they have android running on their crappy phones

23. troutsy

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Turned it up to 11!

5. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Samsung is best nowadays. But pricing is ridiculous.

6. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Insanity level: Samsung.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

no lack of choices when I want to spend my money on their products.

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Exactly, for some reason people seem to think just because its too ridiculous to them and 'they' don't like it they should bash the company who are giving them options. There are still few people just for nostalgia's sake might end up buying. Also, it doesn't make other stellar phones such as S4 any less relevant. Its still a robust & complete phone. They've estimated to earn an operating profit of 8 billion in Q3 2013. They know what they are doing and people seem the options.

18. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I am not complaining or bashing here bouy. More devices means more choices for the end consumers. The thing is Samsung doesn't really take care (software updates and bug fixes) about the lower midrange or upper ones as well. They release this in boatloads and maintain properly only their Note, S-series devices lineup well ( real good ). The midrange lineup more often than not suffer. I and my friends know because we have experienced earlier. Just look at their midrange and entrylevel lineup. So many. Only $15-$30 differences between them! This is blasphemous. But their S, Note lineup has no competition whatsoever. Sheer brillance there! Clear?

19. SleepingOz unregistered

Exactly and this will sell well in China. I'm in Beijing right now and the W999 is more common than the HTC One here. Samsung know their markets. That's why their products are selling.

28. ph00ny

Posts: 1986; Member since: May 26, 2011

and we probably don't understand Chinese market as well as samsung if they're releasing another flip smartphone

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Yes, show them Korean Titan!

13. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

oh I left the sarcasm tag

3. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

S800 in a tiny phone - portable hand warmers (or cookers) anyone? On a more serious note though, this phone will fly with its low res screen.

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

So the Adreno 330 is going to push a 480x800 display? That'll easily max out the frame rate in all games on the Play Store.

9. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

800fps for Real Racing 3

26. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Hold on bro here comes the boost!!! But anyway flip phone thats more advanced then the iPhone. Who would have seen that coming...

10. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

What other just dream and think....Samsung makes it Real :D

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

b*tch please

15. Navaid

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

Benchmarks will be a thing to watch for..

16. Trex95

Posts: 2320; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Galaxy Jacky Chan.

24. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

haha nice one bro

17. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

What's wrong if Samsung produce this kind of phone. I'm sure they have a market for it. They just giving us choices which important for us. Flip phones still being used in some countries like Japan. If Samsung failed it's not your business., they know what they are doing.

21. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

If they're making it there must be a market for it. But still $3000!! I hope it comes in real gold and a direct line to the president.

22. oOps..

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

ok come on pick up my money sammy

25. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

see I would buy that because I do miss flip phones. Just not sure how I would harness the power??

27. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

sammy can do ANYTHING,what else..too bad this ones only for chinese market as mentioned..

29. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

I bet this phone wont comes outside China and are meant for "old school" peoples. 3K isnt a problem for "old schools rich" peoples. Jacky Chan sure can afford this phone. :)

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