Samsung W789 (Hennessy) flip phone with Android becomes official

Android is everywhere nowadays, and as such over the years we’ve seen some funky form factors of devices sporting Google’s mobile operating system. Today is one of those days, as the Samsung W789 just got official in China.

This is a flip phone that runs Android. It comes with not one, but two touchscreens (one on the inside and one on the outside), a quad-core CPU, and dual-SIM dual-network support (CDMA and GSM). And it’s unlikely to ever make it to anywhere outside of Asia, keep that in mind.

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Samsung’s official website for China now lists this handset, also known as Hennessy. The full specs are as follows: dual 3.3-inch 320×480 touchscreens, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, a 5 MP camera, microSD card support, 1 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,500 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. China Telecom is the intended carrier for this particular model it would seem.

Unfortunately we don’t yet have a release date to speak of, nor any pricing information. But expect this phone to be rather affordable, since its specs are anything but high-end.

Interestingly, Samsung may have yet another flip phone in the works for Asia, the device that we’ve heard would be called Galaxy Folder. This certainly isn’t it, so maybe Samsung is so nostalgic that it wants to have an entire line of Android-powered flip phones soon. We’ll see.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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