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Samsung launches W2017 high-end flip phone for the Chinese market

Samsung launches W2017 high-end flip phone for the Chinese market
Samsung launches W2017 high-end flip phone for the Chinese market
This Android 6.0 Marshmallow flip phone carries two FHD screens and the same Snapdragon 820 SoC as found on flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S7.

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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.

What exactly does the W2017 flip phone provide? Core specifications are modern enough to impress even popular smartphones like the Galaxy S7 or the Nexus 5X:

  • 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.

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Allen Ngo, 2016-11- 5 (Update: 2016-11- 5)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
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.