Samsung's high-end 'Veyron' clamshell to include Always-on display, fast charging and more

Samsung's high-end 'Veyron' clamshell to include Always-on display, fast charging and more
We've heard a lot about Samsung's high-end clamshell SM-W2017 a.k.a 'Veyron'. With the company having recently made its mid-range Galaxy Folder 2 official after a series of leaks, we've since been treated to a number high-quality peeks at the more powerful, unannounced Android-based flip phone. Now, according to info leaked through Weibo, the device will include an always-on display, and will also be supportive of fast charging. 

Where the aforementioned Galaxy Folder 2 includes a rather modest assortment of internal hardware, the SM-W2017 looks a powerhouse. The Always-on display looks set to be a 4.2-inch FHD offering, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Under the hood will likely sit Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset with Adreno 530 graphics and 4GB of RAM. 

There's also likely to be a 5-megapixel camera for selfies, while main 12-megapixel shooter is said to be the same sensor as the one found in the infamous Galaxy Note 7. Elsewhere, the flip phone will probably get a fingerprint sensor, along with a 2000 mAh battery that, thanks to this new info, we know should not take too long to charge. 

So, if you're in the market for a device with the traditional clamshell features but don't want to lose out on the flagship bells and whistles, the Veyron appears to have all bases covered.

There's no word on precisely when the device will launch, but with the recent deluge of sightings and info, we'll probably not have to wait long for the official unveiling. 

We'll have all of the details as and when, so stay tuned!

source: Tech Updates




Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

It certainly looks good to me for a flip phone. I wonder how durable it is

3. Xboxsucks69

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Rush again. All these leaks coming from Samsung themselves, desperate

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung releases new phone almost every month and have been doing so for years. So how exactly are they rushing? Please just stutup. If you aren't buying then there si no point of you even talking. This is a site for talking tech, not a resource for your terrorist theories.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The only thing desperate is your need to try (and fail) to affect Samsung sales.

5. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

always on, fast charging. sounds like a time-bom... tick tock


Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Samsung should focus on what they do best ( TVs ), their cellphones never been never will be good quality

7. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015


9. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You're living in denial buddy


Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

I owned SS phones many of them so nobody can tell tales from them

11. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So it took you buying and owning MANY of Samsung devices to come up to that conclusion? Lol

12. iFlasher

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 09, 2014

I think he is correct. I was Samsung addicted past years, but actually his software is just s**t, no, even more than that... It gets slow, laggy, and with poor RAM management. They seems to care only on gimmick (well, some are useful in Note 7) features and "cool" designs actually.

13. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

And most of the other more than 1 billion users disagree and will buy one again. Next anecdotal evidence.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Since 2005 I have owned 29 Samsung products. I doubt you've own half as many. Out of 29, I can say with affirmation that 2 of there were a total piece of crap. The Samsung Droid Charge and the Samsung Focus which were basically the same phone. One ran Android and one ran Windows Phone 7. Both were the cheapest worse plastic phones I've every owned from ANY OEM. Oh and I forget the Samsung Instinct was also pretty bad too. But the other 26 were pretty darn good as most of the stuff I bought was within the past 5 years. But even if I had never owned a device from Samsung, your claims would still be false. But even more so since I've owned far more than you. Even Samsung's $100 options are better than many devices that are similar cost. Hate all you want, but at least be forreal!

21. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

At least Samsung should give you credit for all the devices you owned and give you a scholarship on how to spell correctly and proper grammar.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Youre being sarcastic...right? Because if you are being serious than you are a joke. Samsung is going to sell 300M phones in 2016, just liek they did in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. If what you said was true, then how are they are largest smartphone OEM? Are you mad that Samsung alone as an OEM, has over 1.2Billion people use Samsung products in general?

20. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Whatever, stupid

23. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Since the Note 4, their flagship phones have been the best on the market.

8. ReticentHamster

Posts: 156; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Wow, I really wish they'd release these high-end flip phones in the states. It looks awesome! Even if they made a limited run to test the market, I'd probably pick one up. The specs are nice, and the folding nature makes it compact for having dual screens.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

This newest one likely will. If it does I surely want to check it out. I won't buy because I don't think I would want a flip phone again. But I'd like to play with it for a bit.

18. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Sadly enough, it would probably require Apple to release a clamshell iPhone for the clamshell format to be embraced in the US again.

19. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I hope it will be available in my country. Lets wait and see ..

24. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Who is the target audience?

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