Samsung will throw anything at the wall to see if it sticks, but this is something straight out of left-field: the Korean handset has officially taken the wraps of its latest clamshell- or flip-phone for the Chinese market, and it’s a quirky little throwback to yesteryear.
Meet the Samsung W789. It’s a flip-phone sporting Android 4.1, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and two 3.3-inch screens: one on the front with three capacitive keys for control and one on the inside with full-touch.
It’s intended for the Chinese market, which means that the inclusion of dual-CDMA and GSM technology isn’t something to be snorted at.
The phone is also packing all of Samsung’s own apps and features, including ChatOn for instant messaging and camera software similar to that found in the flagship Galaxy S4.
No word on whether this will come to Australia or even the US or European markets, but it’s a fair bet that this one will be a China-exclusive. If you’re hard up for a modern flip-phone, however, you can always try and find one online you can import? [Samsung China]