Samsung's high-end Android clamshell spotted on GFXBench, specs revealed

We've been showing you quite a few leaked pictures of the unannounced Samsung SM-W2017. This is a high-end Android powered clamshell for those who love the form factor, but want some of the modern features of a high-end smartphone. For example, this handset comes with a fingerprint scanner, an Always-on screen, and Quick Charge to power up the 2000mAh battery quickly.

To be honest, we do have some misgivings about the GFXBench specs since the screen size shows up as 5.5-inches. The actual measurement should be 4.2-inches with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. A Snapdragon 820 chipset powers the phone with a quad-core 2.1GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, along with 64GB of flash memory. Know any other clamshell that has that much internal storage, or 4GB of RAM for that matter?

The SM-W2017 offers a 12MP rear-facing camera, while the front-facing 5MP snapper handles selfies and video chats. According to GFXBench, Android 6.0.1 will be pre-installed.

While we don't expect  Samsung to offer the clamshell in the U.S., there is talk of a release in China next month. The rumored price tag is a remarkable $1498 USD.

source: GFXBench



1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That price is awful, why the hell does a clamshell phone cost that much? IDC if it is a smartphone that price is robbery.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That price? Nope..........

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

Wait, what? THAT'S the PRICE?! That can't be right...

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's what I said too........there's no way in hell lol.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21784; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, man...maybe there's something wrong with the conversion to USD or something, because if that's the actual price, who the hell does Samsung expect to be selling any to?

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

thats more than a note 7 price lol...

7. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Maybe phones cost more in China cause that's f**king CRAZY

8. warrenellis93

Posts: 542; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Zte is making a cheap android flip phone for tracfone

9. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Maybe the writer meant Chinese RMB, in which case the price would still be remarkable but in a good way :)

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2148; Member since: Nov 04, 2011


11. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

That could be the price actually. Its vintage/classic design could be its selling point and I know a few people who'd spend that much for it just to feel the satisfaction of slamming your phone shut when you're upset to hang up on someone.

12. iDing-Dong unregistered

It's very popular in Asia. It's not just flip phone anymore. It's a flip smart phone lol. Asian will buy anything. They don't whined on prices.

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Talk about Overpriced^2

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