Tired of all the same phones? This crazy dual-screen Android flip phone is here to break the mold
posted by Victor H. / Mar 30, 2016, 6:40 AM
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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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...)
posted on Mar 30, 2016, 7:16 AM 0
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If made by a real manufacturer, I'd absolutely sport this phone.
posted on Mar 30, 2016, 7:46 AM 0
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Will this work on Verizon LTE?
posted on Mar 30, 2016, 9:34 AM 0
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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 Mar 30, 2016, 10:10 AM 0
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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 Mar 30, 2016, 9:57 AM 1
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 May 09, 2016, 10:35 AM 0
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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 Mar 30, 2016, 10:23 AM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 30, 2016, 9:34 PM 0
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