Samsung launches W2017 high-end flip phone for the Chinese market
Last year's W2016 flip phone from Samsung was apparently popular enough to spawn a direct successor with this year's W2017. Despite its near-extinct design, the South Korean manufacturer has found a niche market in China who will pay with deep pockets for a luxury flip phone. Indeed, importing a W2017 will cost at least 2600 Euros before applicable taxes and it is unlikely that Samsung will ever officially launch the smartphone overseas.
- Dual 4.2-inch Super AMOLED displays
- 1080p resolution per display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC
- 4 GB RAM
- 64 GB eMMC w/ MicroSD support
- 12 MP f/1.9 rear camera w/ 4K recording + 5 MP front camera
- Dual-SIM support
- 2300 mAh battery
- 127.8 x 61.4 x 15.8 mm
Other features include a fingerprint sensor, always-on display options, and wireless charging. The second display is on the outside of the phone for easier checking of messages and other notifications.