Samsung SM-W2014 is a flip phone sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
What is it with Samsung and Android-powered flip phones? That’s a valid question these days, interestingly. Sure, the Korean company may be busy dabbling in curved-screen handsets, but apparently it still gets the time to try and make flip phones fashionable again. At least in Asia (so should the question then be – what is it with Asia and flip phones?).
The Samsung SM-W2014 is yet another flip phone that should be launched in China soon. It comes after the W789 (also known as Hennessy) and the Galaxy Golden that were announced in August. Both of those are extremely expensive (in the $700-$800 range), although neither has high-end specs.
So just try and imagine how much the W2014 is going to cost, considering that it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor under the hood. That’s right, everyone’s favorite high-end mobile chipset is making it into a flip phone. Stranger things have happened, right?
The Samsung W2014 also has a couple of 3.67-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED touchscreens (one on the inside, one on the outside, obviously), a 13 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front camera, 2 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and it runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 116.85×59.4×15.79 mm, and it weighs 173.5 grams.
It looks like it’s been tailored to China Telecom, the country’s third largest carrier. We know about the W2014 because it’s just been certified for sale on the Chinese market by the relevant authorities. That means that it should be in stores over there pretty soon.