In this day and age, flip phones are a thing of the past — or at least they are here in the states. On the other hand, flip phones are very popular in many countries overseas including China, South Korea, and Japan. The designs can sometimes be similar, but the internal components, of course, blow older flip phones out of the water.
Samsung has announced the W2017, the successor to the W2016 model which also had some high-end specs for a tiny handset. The W2017 comes with a 4.2 inch Full HD display on both the inside and outside of the device, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 SoC, and 64GB of internal storage with 4GB of RAM. The memory can be expanded via microSD card, dual sim slot with LTE connectivity, wireless charging, a 12 megapixel rear facing camera supporting 4k video, a 5 megapixel front facing camera, a 2,300mAH battery, fingerprint scanner, and the ability to use Samsung Pay. It looks like the only color options are gold (most likely platinum gold) and a black-ish type color like the Galaxy S7. There was no mention if it’s running Android or Samsung’s on Tizen OS, but if I had to guess, it’s most likely running Tizen.
Pricing for the new model has not been confirmed but will probably run around 20,000 Yuan or around $3,000USD. For everything that it can do, along with high-end specs, I can see why the price is so high, but it may be a little too excessive for a flip phone.
If you live overseas, China specifically, do you plan on getting this beast of a flip phone? Also, tell us what you think about this new flip phone from Samsung by leaving your comments either down below in the comment section or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.