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

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.

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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18 Comments

1. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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 :-/)

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

WHAT IS THE POINT OF RUNNING A FULL BLOWN OS ON A FLIP PHONE??? 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...)

4. chenski

Posts: 768; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

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

5. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

This phone reminds me of the LG Chocolate

6. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

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

7. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

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

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

9. mobifan

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

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

10. ingmang

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 09, 2014

Deja Vu... Samsung-Galaxy-Golden_id8563

11. BabaDude

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Will this work on Verizon LTE?

14. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 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.

13. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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.

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?

15. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 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.

16. andhraking17

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Hello 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.

17. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

18. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

Wjy would you want this?

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