Specs leak for the Samsung Hennessy Android flip phone

Specs leak for the Samsung Hennessy Android flip phone
In the middle of last month, we got your attention by mentioning that Korean manufacturer Samsung was hard at work putting together a flip phone that would be powered by Android. On Friday, some more information about the device, including a code name, has leaked out. The information comes from Japan and lists the codename of the device as the Samsung Hennessy (SCH-W789).

The flip phone will have a 3.5 inch display on both sides of the handset, with a 320 x 480 resolution. 1GB of RAM should be inside the unit and a 5MP snapper will handle the picture-taking chores. The report says that Android 4.1.2 will initially grace the model with an update in the works down the road. It looks as though the Samsung Hennessy will be available in just one color, Luxury Gold.

If this information does pan out and Samsung deliver this model, it wouldn't be the first dual-screen flip that the manufacturer produced. Back in 2011, the SCH-W999 was introduced for China Telecom, powered by Android 2.3 with TouchWiz running on top. The model sported a pair of 3.5 inch Super AMOLED screens while a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processor was under the hood. A 5MP camera was on board and the device featured both GSM and CDMA 3G connectivity. With support for dual SIM cards, this model was said to be priced as high as $1570.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: BlogofMobile (translated) via Tech2



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

$1570? The fcuk!

17. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

The second best joke after the Galaxy S4 Zoom, or perhaps this is the best joke, especially the price.

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

1570 in dung you mean no way Id spend $15.70 let alone $1570

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

$15.70 will find many buyers...even for $157 there will be some. I'm not sure what Samsung is going to do with the device. Maybe a limited edition, sapphire glass, gold plated, plastic free, IP58 certified phone?

3. Techboi

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

$1570 this must be a joke lol

5. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Houston, we have a problem.

6. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Lame to the BONE.

7. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

WTF are you on samsung! BTW why is it every 'luxary' phone e.g..vertu ti has rubbish specs!

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

You would think a luxury phone would have bleeding edge tech inside of it.

8. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

The extinct Motorola Razr v8 or v9 looks wayyyy more luxurious than this one, and you can easily find a luxury edition on ebay of this for only $100+. wtf Samsung?

10. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Samsung Hennessy? When can we expect the Samsung Jack & Coke? I'm pretty sure it'll just be a copy of the Asus Padfone.

11. ZeroCide

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

$1570!!! Samsung is starting to get out of control. Someone nees to slap them upside the head and bring them back down to Earth.

12. SleepingOz unregistered

Everyone who commented above me, actually didn't bother to read the whole article.

16. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

A lot of people just proved their reading skills suck. Emphasis on "Back in 2011"

13. VictorP

Posts: 24; Member since: May 29, 2013

Go home Samsung you're drunk.

14. uchihakurtz

Posts: 429; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Must be the Luxury Gold color. Problem is, is it actually real gold or gold colored plastic?

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I wouldn't use that as a door jam let alone carry it on my person. Now for the price lmao, good luck Jim, the frakker is DOA. Further proof to me that the shotgun spray of crap at the wall to see what sticks produces a pile of crap on ground beneath an its synonymous with Samsung.

18. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Woah dude, it's just a company that makes phones and electronics...what did they do to you? Did they pee on your cereal or something? And did you even read the article? The price mentioned is not about the phone this article is about btw

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