Samsung expected to reveal a dualscreen flip smartphone

Samsung expected to reveal a dualscreen flip smartphone
Samsung expected to reveal a dualscreen flip smartphone
The unique and retro smartphone has been spotted at TENAA under the model name SM-W2016.

LG recently launched its LG Gentle clamshell smartphone in Europe that can be considered the sister model to the LG Wine Smart. Samsung, however, is looking to one-up its competitor with its own retro clamshell. A Samsung flip phone has been spotted at TENAA for wireless testing under the model name SM-W2016 with leaked images and specifications.

According to the source, the SM-W2016 looks to incorporate the design of the recent Galaxy S6 into a flip form factor. The device will have a two identical 3.9-inch AMOLED displays - one on the front cover and one when the phone is flipped open - each at 1280 x 768 pixel resolution. Other than the physical numeric keypad, the smartphone is expected to ship with an octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC, 3 GB RAM, and 64 GB of internal memory.

The Samsung clamshell measures 120.4 x 61 x 15.1 mm with a weight of 204 grams according to TENAA. Cameras include a 16 MP sensor for the rear and a 5 MP sensor for the front. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will come pre-installed. While the SM-W2016 will likely see the light of day in the Asian market, there is no word yet on a launch overseas or in European territories.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-11-18 (Update: 2015-11-18)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.