It is rumoured that Samsung is looking to reintroduce flip phones in a smartphone avatar. New details related to a purported Samsung clamshell phone has surfaced online. Blog of Mobile has posted some specifications of the device along with a press image.
The new post suggests that the Samsung flip phone is codenamed ‘Hennessy’ with the model number Samsung SCH-W789, which is different from the model number SHV-E400S/ SHV-E400K that was leaked previously.
The yet to be announced Samsung flip phone is said to feature a dual-screen setup with both screens measuring 3.5-inch, and boasting of a resolution of 320×480 pixels. The phone would most likely be powered by a 1.2GHz processor; however the name of the chipset has not been mentioned. It is likely to have 1GB of RAM and a 5-megapixel rear camera. As of now, the site claims that the alleged Samsung SCH-W789 flip phone will run Android 4.1.2 which might change later, considering that Google has already rolled out the latest iteration of Android, Android 4.3 OS.
The site also claims that the handset will have a closed housing that would hide the numeric physical keypad behind the full-touchscreen phone and would actually be used after the enclosure is opened.
Earlier, it was reported that the South Korean handset maker will launch a flip phone with a numeric keypad running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, soon. Reportedly, the company is likely to introduce the low-end device in its home market, South Korea. The report also suggested that the alleged Samsung Hennessy Galaxy Folder phone will be released in August and would support LTE