Samsung expected to reveal a dualscreen flip smartphone
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.