Samsung keeps the flip phone alive with W789

Samsung keeps the flip phone form factor alive with the Android-powered Hennessy.
Codrut Nistor,

After a few weeks full of rumors, Samsung released the official information needed to quell those rumors. As surprising as it may seem, the South Korean group decided to bring back the flip phone form factor and revealed the Android-powered W789, codenamed Hennessy.

According to the product page from Samsung's Chinese website, these are the main specifications of the handset: 

  • CPU: 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • Memory/Storage: not specified, but one microSD memory card slot is included
  • Display: two 3.3-inch 320 x 480 LCD touchscreens
  • Camera: 5 MP rear, no front camera
  • Connectivity/Networks: Bluetooth, WiFi, USB 2.0, GPS; dual-SIM support (CDMA+GSM)
  • OS: Android 4.1
  • Weight/Dimensions: 7.33 oz; 4.36 x 2.33 x 0.73 inches
  • Battery/Autonomy: 1,500 mAh 

Unfortunately, the Samsung W789 is only listed on the Chinese site of the company, so it may not become available for the rest of the world.


Samsung's Chinese Website:


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Codrut Nistor, 2013-08-15 (Update: 2013-08-16)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.