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Samsung's SCH-W2013 is a high priced, dual-screen flip phone

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Samsung's SCH-W2013 is a high priced, dual-screen flip phone
Last year, we told you about the Samsung SCH-W999, a dual-screen Android flip phone that was powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, had dual 3.7 inch WVGA screens, ran on both CDMA and GSM and could accept 2 SIM cards. Said to be priced at the Chinese Yuan equivalent of $1570 USD, the device was expected to be added to the lineup at China Telecom earlier this year.

Fast forward to Black Friday and an ad featuring Jackie Chan reveals the sequel to the SCH-W999, the SCH-2013. Like its predecessor, the phone is being produced in conjunction with a charity concert,  and retains the dual-display, flip screen form factor as well as the prohibitively high price. The dual 3.7 inch WVGA Super AMOLED screens remain with a quad-core 1.4GHz processor under the hood, quite possibly the Samsung Exynos 4412. 2GB of RAM is on board along with 16GB of internal storage that can be bumped up by 64GB using the microSD slot. The camera on back weighs in at 8MP with a 1.9MP shooter upfront. An 1850mAh battey powers the device and Android 4.0 is installed.

Once again scheduled to join China Telecom's lineup, there is support for dual SIM cards. One handles the CDMA2000 800/1900 band while the other handles GSM 900/1800/1900. The Samsung SCH-W2013 is not expected to be cheap. While the phone is not yet official, it is expected to be priced between ¥18,000 ($2,900 USD) and ¥20,000 ($3,210 USD). And as with the original generation model, don't expect to see this in the U.S.

source: Samsung via Engadget



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