For over a year now we were waiting for this to happen. In January 2015, there was news that Blackberry is working on a flip phone for Android and a few months after that we were tipped that Samsung is also working on it. We presume that Blackberry is history now. Approximately one year after unveiling the W2016 high-end Android-powered flip phone in China, the mobile giant Samsung is back with another device. The successor for the W2016 is rightfully called the W2017, and it has been getting leaked in many forms since June 2016.
The new W2017 comes with good line of specifications such as the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 that is seconded by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is furthermore expandable via a microSD.
As part of the display, it has 4.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED touchscreens. As per source, the main camera is a 12 MP f/1.9 unit with 4K video recording feature, while the other camera used for selfies is taken care of by a 5 MP snapper. The phone works well on 4G networks and houses a 2,300 mAh battery while having dimensions of 127.8 x 61.4 x 15.8 mm and weighs 208g because of the metal frame.
The unique things is that this flip phone by Samsung has a fingerprint scanner, an Always On Display and a fast wireless charging support. On the software front, the device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The Samsung W2017 pricing has not been announced as of now, but there are talks that it could be priced at CNY 20,000.