Here is your daily dose of the surprising and unexpected. Apparently Samsung is going to release yet another Android-powered flip phone. The previous two clamshell phones running Android OS, the SCH-W999 and SCH-W2013, lacked a lot in the beauty department, at least by our standards. Spec-wise, the latter was a decent offering, but the former was nothing to get too excited about. However, it appears that both phones were quite successful in Asia, clearly suggesting that customers are interested in devices of such kind.
Samsung SM-W2014 Flip Android Smartphone
Samsung must have been content with sales results as the company is going to launch the SM-W2014, a sequel to the SCH-W2013. This time the company put premium hardware in the clamshell body, aiming towards the top ranks of the smartphone realm.
The phone has not yet been confirmed by Samsung, but it has just been approved by Tenaa, the Chinese counterpart of the FCC, so it might not be too long from its official release.
The SM-W2014 sports dual 3.67-inch Super AMOLED screens with a rather modest resolution of just 800 x 480 pixels. Interestingly, Samsung is using the latest Qualcomm chip, the quad-core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3 GHz to power the phone. The device also comes with 2 GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, as well as 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset also offers Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
The SM-W2014 apparently runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is the latest iteration of the OS. The phone will most likely be available only from China Telecom. We wouldn’t count on the device to make it to the US. Or would you like it to?