Samsung's SCH-W2013 is a high priced, dual-screen flip phone
posted by Alan F. / Nov 23, 2012, 2:14 PM
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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posted on Nov 23, 2012, 2:18 PM 24
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i think it's beautiful. qwerty, slideouts have been revived already... this is innovation, believe it or not. if you don't want the numeric keypad, there's a 3.7" screen anyway. not for hardcore fans, but it looks premium like hell. opinion only, haters gonna hate
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 10:24 PM 9
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Man.. it is not a disgusting phone. Come on! its innovative, and creative as well! I may be getting something like that!
posted on Nov 25, 2012, 6:47 AM 0
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Can we please make innovation a banned word on phone arena? Its cool looking and something a lot of people would want over a complete touch screen phone. But its not innovation. Its a redesigned phone from 4 years ago.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 11:13 AM 0
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Really, Sammy? An Android smartphone with [abc] keys? oh god...
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 2:41 PM 8
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That's called alpha-numeric keypad... I seriously don't understand the combination! And there's ICS on it too...would love to see how it turns out to type it in landscape mode, lol.
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 4:51 PM 3
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Lol I kinda like it but I just can't see myself with a flip phone in 2013
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 2:43 PM 9
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I think it's nice and unique and would be good for those who want a really compact phone. But definitely not for me. xD
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 2:54 PM 4
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this looks like a executive phone, not all executives are tech savvy. flip phones are also still very popular in japan and china. this is the first time i see a high end specs flip phones
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 4:50 PM 7
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What? Executive phone?! Well good luck typing your e-mails and reports on that 1/abc alpha-numeric keyboard!!! Ridiculous!
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 8:20 PM 1
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"the phone is being produced in conjunction with a charity concert" U are not buying just a phone. u are helping a charity, is like donating $3000 but u are getting a free phone, they are not selling the phone
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 4:50 PM 5
Why would anyone needs the 'extra' alphanumeric keypad on a android smartphone ? China people totally have no taste
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 6:15 PM 2
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personally i could find alot better things to spend 2900 bucks on....like someone to smack the people upside the head who made this over priced under powered hunk of price gouging!
posted on Nov 23, 2012, 6:43 PM 0
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