South Korean manufacturer, Samsung, recently revealed the new Samsung SCH-W2013 flip phone that comes with a really expensive price tag of $3000. While the company didn’t provide information as to when this device would start selling, it is expected that Chinese flip phone fans are the first ones to own it. Being sold at an expensive price, Samsung made sure it has what it takes to attract various audiences.
Samsung SCH-W2013 will feature a quad-core processor that clocks at 1.4GHz, although no information about the chipset has been revealed yet. Tech enthusiasts believe the manufacturer will use its proprietary Exynos chipset for this device. A 2GB RAM will also be added to complement the processor. With these specs alone, it is apparent the flip handset will be able to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2.
It would also get 16GB of internal memory plus a complementary microSD slot that could support up to 64GB of external memory. SCH-W2013 gets a 3.7-inch display panel with WVGA resolution. It is understandable the company would not want its Super AMOLED display technology on this handset simply because it only has 1850mAh battery unit. But if there’s something Samsung did generously, it would be the 8-megapixel primary camera.
Aside from the fact that it can support two SIM cards (GSM and CDMA), it is surprising to learn that the device would be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Its specs would tell us there should an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update a few months after it’s released.
Just like its predecessor, SCH-W999, this handset will be marketed with considerably higher price. Samsung hinted that the price would be between $2900 and $3210; with such amount of money, you can buy a few Galaxy Note IIs.
Hong Kong actor, Jackie Chan, is the one endorsing this product for Chinese people. It is expected that the South Korean manufacturer would also offer this handset to other regions outside the Chinese market. So the question, would care to spend $3000 for a flip phone running Android?