Samsung Hennessy revives the flip phone with Android

Jordan O'Brien
August 14, 2013

The flip phone is officially back and it’s coming from the South Korean company that brought us Phablets — Samsung. The  Samsung SCH-W789 Hennessy, or just Samsung Hennessy for short, is a dual-screen flip phone which runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The phone is currently aimed at the Chinese market, with a 3.3-inch touchscreen on the outside and an identical display on the inside.

Whilst the displays aren’t going to blow you away, with the touchscreen only capable of a resolution of 320×480, it does boast a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM under the hood — so it shouldn’t be a slow device.

Like all flip phones when you open it up you’ll see the traditional numeric keypad, but there’s nothing forcing you from using it as opposed to the two touchscreens.

The 5MP is in the unlikeliest place on the Samsung Hennessy, with it not following the traditional camera placing of flip phones due to the second screen, and being placed on the back of the keypad.

If rumours turn out to be true, the Samsung Hennessy will not be the only Android flip phone to make its way from Samsung — with the Galaxy Folder  also purported to bring the much-loved flip format back to life.

Source: CNET UK

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