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Tired of all the same phones? This crazy dual-screen Android flip phone is here to break the mold

Posted: , by Victor H.

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China is like the Wild West of smartphones: everyone seems to be doing whatever they please with no regards to the generally accepted rules.

And here is Chinese super-unknown Gionee, a company that is so obscure it might not be recognized even in Asia, but maybe this is the reason why Gionee is not afraid to experiment with some wild phones.

Tired of all the same phones? This crazy dual-screen Android flip phone is here to break the mold
Take the new, poetically named Gionee W909: it's an absolutely crazy design with two displays, a numpad and it's a flip phone.

We should not be telling you much about the specifications because they hardly matter after the previous sentence, but here they are just in case: two 4.2" 720p displays, one inside and one out, the mid-range MediaTek Helio P10 system chip with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The custom Gionee UI comes on top Android 5.1 Lollipop, there's a 16MP main camera, a 2,530mAh battery and a USB Type-C port for charging.

Of course, you cannot buy this in the States or Europe officially, but it will likely be available for import via third-party resellers at some time in the not so distant future.

source: Gadgets NDTV

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posted on 30 Mar 2016, 07:11

1. Switch00 (Posts: 526; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)

Way to go. Most of others just shamefully stomp in Apple's footsteps. BTW & by my opinion, useless innovation.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 07:13

2. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

last time I hear them is when they release smartphone with 5.1mm thickness.. its good to see them trying something unique rather than copying other (but can they survive :-/)

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 07:16

3. GreenMan (Posts: 1817; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


It's not productive, it's un-necessary and it's RIDICULOUS...

4 Gigs of RAM, Great Scot...

Why not use a Nokia Symbian or even S40, give it a 2,500mAh juicer just so it'll last for a whole bloody week or two?

It's crazy, it's ridiculous, it's preposterous, it's foolish, it's worthless, it's... (Narrator: And the whining goes on and on...)

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 07:17

4. chenski (Posts: 554; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)

Regardless of whether this implementation is actually useful or not, the company must still be commended for their daring

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 07:25 2

5. artificialintelligence (Posts: 160; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)

This phone reminds me of the LG Chocolate

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 07:40

6. KingSam (Posts: 546; Member since: 13 Mar 2016)

Two 4.2" displays! Must be really looong when flipped out.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 07:46

7. Acdc1a (Posts: 363; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)

If made by a real manufacturer, I'd absolutely sport this phone.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 09:55 2

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Samsung has made several Android flip phones with high end specs...

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 09:06

9. mobifan (Posts: 20; Member since: 21 Feb 2015)

It's a good company whose phones are available in India with some very good specs

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 09:07 1

10. ingmang (Posts: 12; Member since: 09 Jun 2014)

Deja Vu... Samsung-Galaxy-Golden_id8563

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 09:34

11. BabaDude (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)

Will this work on Verizon LTE?

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 10:10

14. Adsr14 (Posts: 118; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)

Dude nothing from China works on Verizon LTE. They're almost always GSM unlocked thats why I myself never ever even consider switching to a CDMA company because I love Chinese phones and they would never work here in the U.S.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 09:57 1

13. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)

article is aimed for Samsung phone owners. All Samsung series from A-Z basically have the same ole look since the GS2. give or take a bump where the camera is positioned.

posted on 09 May 2016, 10:35

19. TerryTerius (unregistered)

And Sony, and Apple, and for a good while HTC. Once phone makers find a signature aesthetic, they rarely change it drastically. The same is true for cars, appliances, whatever. That's always been the case. And really, it makes sense. Once a signature look is associated with your brand, why mess that up by introducing something completely foreign to the design language you are known for?

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 10:23

15. isprobi (Posts: 696; Member since: 30 May 2011)

Having been a BlackBerry user for years I have never felt quite at home with 100% iPhone style phones. But change has come. This could be a good compromise. And it would certainly be noticed here in the USA.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 21:34

16. andhraking17 (Posts: 53; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

PhoneArena writer Mr. Victor H.

If you don't know much about Gionee that doesn't mean nobody else does. Gionee is far more recognized in countries like India and China. Even some phones made by Gionee are re-branded and sold in USA.
Please keep this in mind before you start your next article about Gionee.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 23:24

17. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

That is quite an interesting design, I wonder how practical it is though, though still a good idea.

posted on 31 Mar 2016, 04:03

18. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)

Wjy would you want this?

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