Samsung makes its high-end Android flip-phone ‘W2017’ official in China

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Samsung has finally made another flip phone official this year, dubbed as the W2017, which is a successor to W2016. The device had been making rounds on the rumour mill for quite some time and now it has been unveiled for the Chinese market in Black and Gold colour options.

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The W2016 comes with a top of the line of specifications, such as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage (expandable). It features 4.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED touchscreens (one on the inside while the other on the opposite front side). It sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with aperture f/1.9 clubbed with features such as 4K video recording support along with a 5-megapixel front snapper.

For connectivity, the phone supports 4G LTE and dual-SIM. A 2,300 mAh battery backs the device. It measures at 127.8 x 61.4 x 15.8 mm, and weighs 208 grams. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and there is no word regarding Nougat update for it. It also features a fingerprint scanner and Always On display.

Regarding availability, the W2017 might not release in other markets soon enough. Samsung has not yet revealed whether the device will make its way to regions outside China. However, Samsung did introduce its previous Clamshell Android phones in India, which means that W2017 might also launch in the country. For pricing, Samsung has not yet revealed the cost, but many reports tip the device to retail at $3000 approximately. For now, only Samsung knows how much the device will cost.

Would you like to see a high-end Android clamshell phone sold in the India, but at a more reasonable price tag? Would you buy it? Share your views through the comment section below.

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