The Return of The Flip Phone: Samsung Officially Launches W789 Hennessy

Samsung has officially announced an Android-based flip-phone, Samsung Hennessy (W789), in China.

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Samsung W789 Hennessy flip phone with Android launched

Wished you still had a flip phone? Well Samsung has confirmed the existence of its flip phone called the W789 Hennessy with dual-screens, Android 4.1 and a quad-core processor.

Samsung has also included the ChatON cross-platform messaging service that it introduced in 2011. This will enable Samsung Hennessy owners (how many of those there will be remains to be seen) to use their T9 texting skills to communicate with Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and iOS ChatON app users.

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The Samsung Hennessy has a duo of 3.3-inch 320 x 480p resolution screens with the addition of three physical buttons on the front of the device for home screen control.

Far from the specs of powerhouse flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Hennessy has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and microSD card expandable 8GB of internal storage

Powered by a 1500mAh battery, the Hennessey has a 5-megapixel rear camera but lacks a front-facing video calling snapper. Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the flip-phone features Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

Galaxy Folder isn't a normal flip phone!

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It will feature two touchscreens, one on the front and the other on the back of the top panel, while the alphanumeric keypad will reside below it.

IMPRESSIVE! The Folder runs Android 4.2.2, sports two 3.7″ AMOLED touch-screen displays

The Folder runs Android 4.2.2, sports two 3.7″ AMOLED touch-screen displays with resolutions of 800×480 (one front and back.
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Other specs for the handset included a Snapdragon 400 dual-core chip, 2GB of RAM, 1,820mAh battery.

Rumours have indicated that the Galaxy Folder is a Korea-only product, which sounds about right, as the rest of the world seems pretty stuck on the current smartphone form factor (aka all display, thin bezels, no keypad, etc.).

The technical data that circulated a few weeks ago was enough to generate some interest, but it now looks like those figures were understating things quite a bit. These new figures only make the Galaxy Folder seem even more interesting.

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