Samsung has officially unveiled the W2017 flip phone. Being a successor to the last years W2016 model which was also a flip phone, the phones’ news, and rumors were surrounding since June 2016 and it came out to be true.
Despite boasting the old flip phone design structure, the W2017 features top of the line hardware. The flip phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage aided by a microSD card slot. Aside from that power-packed hardware, the phone comes with a 4.2-inch Full-HD Super AMOLED touchscreen — the first one on the outside whereas the second on the inside.
Camera wise the phone comes with 12MP primary camera at the back with f/1.9 lens and LED flash capable of recording videos in 4K, while there’s a 5MP camera on the front for selfies. The phone supports 4G LTE network and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, whilst dragging power from a 2,300mAh battery. Covered with full metal the phone is graced with a fingerprint scanner, and borrows the Always On feature from the S7.
The Samsung W2017 is expected to hit the Chinese market soon, however, pricing is yet to be announced. But it is expected to go on sale for a groundbreaking price of CNY 20,000($2,953) which proves it to be a novelty item rather than a phone.