Samsung Creating A Quad-Core Flip Phone For The Chinese Market

Despite flip phone making their leave in the market, Samsung has decided to “innovate” in the flip phone market. Between the Korean tech giant’s new Nexus 10 tablet, their upcoming Galaxy Note II and the record-shattering smartphone sales, Samsung has found a way to stay ahead of every other Android OEM out there. A lot of other companies have their own moments of craziness, and Samsung is no exception, especially with their latest invention.

A new Android powered Samsung flip phone has been seen in China. Yes folks, we do mean to say flip phone  This bad boy is packaged with some seriously awesome hardware that puts even some of the newer smartphones to shame. Could you have ever imagined a flip phone outdoing a smartphone? I haven’t. At least, not until now. One of the best things about this is that this bad boy isn’t running a lower dumbed down version of Android. It is actually running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. While I can’t imagine the idea of a flip phone being extremely popular, surely some people will find some sort of happiness with it despite the smartphone being so integrated into the market.

Samsung’s SCH-W2013 flip phone will be touting a 3.3-inch AMOLED display set at a resolution of 800 x 480. The phone is powered by a 1.4GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core processor with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board. You’ll also be seeing a whopping 2GBs of RAM, microSD card support, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. Rumors are also going around that the beast of a flip phone could be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before its launch. With the unveiling of Android 4.2, we could also be seeing this phone upgraded to that as well.

This flip phone does weight a bit on the thick side at 17mm. Still, for a flip phone and what this bad buy is capable of, I doubt that the weight would be any sort of complaint. Again, I do suppose that this would appeal to a very minor market, but it usually is very rare to find a flip phone when you are out and about. This is no phone that I would personally use, but I wouldn’t mind getting one and showing an iPhone user just how much more it could do than his iPhone in terms of hardware (I doubt this guy will be running any complicated applications). I mean seriously. A quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor? That is something I would of never thought of seeing in a flip phone.

I’m not entirely sure what Samsung’s goal is with this phone. Maybe they are just trying to appeal to every market they possibly can in the mobile world? Who knows, there are tons of possibilities. Nevertheless, it’ll be interesting see how well this guy does out there in the big bad world.

Does this flip phone interest you at all? Are you a low-tech kind of person that would enjoy such a device?

source: Talk Android