A quad-core smartphone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has unveiled to the world a new Android device that is a bit different than the latest similar handsets launched with Google’ mobile operating system on board.Featuring model number SCH-W2013, the new handset sports a flip form factor, while also landing on shelves with two touchscreen displays.
The new handset has been built based on Samsung’s popular SCH-W999 flip phone, and sports the same outer design as the old device.
However, it does sport greatly enhanced specifications, starting with the 3.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen displays, each boasting an 800 x 480 pixel resolution.
Furthermore, the new mobile phone arrives on the market with a quad-core 1.4GHz SoC, which might be the Exynos 4 Quad chipset, as well as with 2GB of RAM packed inside, as its official page on Samsung's Chinese website shows.
Samsung’s new W2013 also comes with 16GB of internal memory, which should be easily expandable by up to 64GB via a microSD memory card slot.
The handset also comes with an 8-megapixel photo snapper with full HD video recording capabilities, as well as with a 1.9MP camera for making video calls.
WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GSM 900/1, 800/1, 900MHz and CDMA 800/1, 900MHz connectivity was packed inside the device as well. W2013 measures 117.8 x 60 x 16.83 mm and weighs 195 grams.
The new smartphone runs under Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, though it might receive and update to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform.
The rather unusual Android device is set to arrive on shelves in China alone, with a price tag of around $3,000 (around 2300 Euro) attached to it, which will make it far more expensive than your average high-end smartphone.
Even so, the handset is still expected to attract enthusiasts on its side, though it remains to be seen whether Samsung will eventually decide to launch it outside China as well.