Samsung has unveiled its Android flip phone dubbed W2016 on Samsung?s China site after several leaks of the phone were reported last week.
The Samsung W2016 is a sleek uni-body metallic and glass framed flip-phone with design similar to Galaxy S6. The clamshell design based W2016 features two 3.9 inch AMOLED touchscreens on the inside as well the outside of the upper half of the mobile according to GadgetsNDTV. The display support WXGA 768 x 1280 resolution. The lower half of the mobile has the physical T9 keyboard typical of the clamshell models. Samsung W2016 measures 120.4 x 61 x 15.1 mm and weighs 204 grams.
According to TechFirstPost?Samsung W2016 is powered by 64 bit Exynos 7420 octa-core processor with 1.5 GHz speed and backed by 3GB LPDDR3 RAM. The phone supports a 16 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front facing camera. The 2000mAh battery W2016 allows for fast charging that allows for 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes. The smart-phone runs on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system supporting 64GB internal storage capacity though there is no option for Micro SD card. The dual-sim phone comes with 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS and Micro -USB connectivity options.
The Samsung W2016 is be now available in China though no price has been specified as of yet. Samsung is likely to release the phone in other South Asian markets as well as there is a increasing demand for flip phones the production of which was done with advent of Touchscreen based phones.
Also in line is the Samsung?s most anticipated next generation Galaxy S7 which will feature either Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8990 chipset. Samsung has also showcased its BriteCell camera technology which will likely be seen in the upcoming phone. iDigitalTimes?has dismissed rumors regarding the Galaxy S7 featuring 25-MP Sony Exmor RS IMX300 camera lens. Samsung is also released it virtual reality headset Gear VR which its major consumer focused virtual reality project.?Samsung Gear VR is now available for $99 which is a budget price for such ground breaking technology.