Philips Xenium W9588 leaks in China as yet another Android-powered flip phone
Flip phones (or clamshells, if you think that sounds better) are apparently becoming more and more trendy in parts of Asia, and especially in China. Today the second Philips-branded such smartphone had its details leaked over there.
After the W8568 that we told you about last month, we now present you the Philips W9588. This will bear the Xenium brand so familiar to Philips phone lovers, and it’s due to launch in China soon.
The Philips W9588 comes with two 3.5-inch 480×800 touchscreens (one on the inside, one on the outside, naturally), an 8 MP camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (MediaTek MT6589 most likely), 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, all the usual connectivity options (sans LTE), and a 2,400 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 116.5×61.5×20.5 mm, and it weighs 248.5 grams.
So it’s a big and hefty bit of kit, that’s for sure. Specs are run of the mill for what now goes as midrange in China, and we don’t expect this handset to be extremely cheap either. It comes with certain gold accents, and will probably join a few recently launched Samsung flip phones in being aimed at people who for some reason crave this specific form factor and are thus willing to put up with the associated size and weight – not to mention a price premium.