Friday, 20 October 2017
Mobile

Samsung W2016 Dual-Display Android Flip Phone unveiled

Smartphone giants, Samsung have introduced a new flip phone, the W2016, in China.

The Samsung SM-W2016 is thought to be the anticipated Galaxy Golden 3 flip phone which was spotted in GFXBench benchmarks last month and was also seen in the TENAA listing earlier this month. The unveiled handset however doesn’t have the Golden moniker.

The new phone has been listed on Samsung’s China site but information on its pricing and availability details weren’t included.

The new flip phone features two 3.9-inch Super Amoled touchscreens, one on the inside and the other on the outside of the top half of the handset. Both screens feature a WXGA (768×1280 pixels) resolution.

The smartphone also has a T9 physical keyboard alongside the dual touchscreens and Samsung stressed that it was built out of metal and glass mainly.

The Samsung W2016 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with the company’s TouchWiz running on top. It measures 120.4x61x15.1mm and weighs 204 grams.

An octa-core processor powers the Samsung W2016, clocked at 1.5GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The new flip phone sports an amazing 16 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while a 5 megapixel camera adorns its front.

The phone also offers dual-SIM support and comes with 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G connectivity options.

The Samsung W2016 is expected to pack the same sensors as the company’s high-end handsets such as Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Note 5.

There is a 64GB internal memory on the new Samsung flip phone and it doesn’t support expandable storage. It comes with 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, and Micro-USB connectivity options.

The smartphone is backed by a 2000mAh battery and it supports fast-charging which can charge the phone up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.

It is believed that Samsung may launch the W2016 in India since it had previously launched flip phones, including the Galaxy Golden, in the Asian country.