Samsung's high-end Android clamshell appears in live images

Samsung's high-end Android clamshell appears in live images
Earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 was unveiled. This is the sequel to the manufacturer's entry-level Android flavored clamshell. Samsung is apparently prepping another Android powered clamshell for power users who want a smartphone with this form factor. Today, live images of the SM-W2017 have surfaced. The phone carries the code name 'Veyron."

The device carries a 4.2-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Driving the phone is a Snapdragon 820 chipset, which features a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. A 12MP rear-facing camera offers PDAF laser focusing, and the 5MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats. Keeping the lights on is a 2000mAh battery.

The Veyron will be equipped with a Type-C USB port and will support Samsung Pay. And Samsung is also stuffing a fingerprint scanner into the device.

For those looking for a phone that combines the old school look of a clamshell design, but with high-end Android functionality, the SM-W2017 just might be that device. So far though, there is no word on when Samsung will make this handset official.


source: Weibo via  MySmartPrice

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16 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Let me beat the iTrolls to the punch. It's gonna explode!

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

But first, it's got to open.

11. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

LOL...what's happene has happened.Im just hyped to get my replacement on the 29th.I miss the Blue Coral with my S-View stand cover.I only hope the battery life of the replacement is the same or better than the original

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I honestly think I'm going to get the black onyx this time.

16. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

The Black Onyx is clean af,love how all the sensors and the screen blend into the curved face but Ive done Black phones for a while and the Coral is probably the most breakout colour Samy has ever put out after the Green Emerald S6 edge

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm just the opposite lol. I haven't had a black phone in forever.

2. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Looks good in hand.

3. Unordinary unregistered

I want it, not gonna lie. I miss flippin open my old phone like Im someome important and somewhere to be. *talk to me!*

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I miss them too... Although my favorite lines are: "It better be important." "Go." "Now what?" "Speak." "Who dares to ring me?" LOL! A slate smartphone just can't be cool...! As a matter of fact, when I first saw a guy yapping on a BIG smartphone (A 5" one, which used to be pretty big once) I remember what I thought about him: "A Geek"...!

19. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I still use my LG, ah...that five day battery life; more if just left untouched.

5. jack11141

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

I need clamshell in smaller form factor.

6. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

2000 mah this will make lighter explosion.

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

A clamshell with 4" Screen, Snapdragon 820 and 4-GB RAM...? Overkill...! And the battery seems kinda puny @ 2,000mAh, considering the assets of has to power up... My 4 Inch Lumia with a 1,500mAh battery barely last me a full day of heavy usage, and yet it runs on efficient WP8.1, no apps running in the background (That's what my Nexus is for), on 3G Band... Keep in mind that it has HIGHLY EFFICIENT Snapdragon 200 SoC with a Dual Core Cortex-A7 (One of the most, if not the most power efficient core) with just a Gigabyte of RAM, and FWVGA Resolution @ 223 PPI... I doubt that it will make it to the end of the day on single charge with average usage...! Samsung, Listen to this old man for you might learn something; WHY NOT TIZEN WITH A SNAPDRAGON 212...? Not too dumb, not to smart... Just about right for a clamshell...! A clamshell like this IS A NICHE OF A NICHE... Few people want a clamshell now... And even FEWER want one with a full on Operating System... Oh well, G'Day!

9. fyah_king unregistered

I'm digging it!!!!

12. anthonyspapa

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Wouldn't mind a flip phone tbh.

15. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Unflipping believable.

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