South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung is reportedly gearing up for the launch of a new Android-based smartphone on the market in China, this time packing it with a clamshell design.
However, although it would pack a rather unusual look for an Android smartphone (yet similar devices have been seen before), the new handset is said to include top-of-the-line hardware inside.
According to a post on CNMO
, the upcoming mobile phone
sports model number Samsung SCH-W2013 and has already been approved by the Chinese government.
When launched in the country, the phone will pack a 1.4GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core processor, though it will sport only a 3.3-inch touchscreen display (capable of a 800 x 480 pixel resolution).
The specifications list of the new handset from Samsung also includes an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, along with 2MP front camera for making video calls.
Furthermore, the device is said to sport 2GB of RAM for increased performance capabilities, and to be running under Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
China Telecom is said to be the first wireless carrier in the country to make the device
available for its customers, yet no specific info on when that might happen has been provided as of now.
However, the inclusion of this device in the Samsung W series would certainly make sense, especially since the company has focused on flip phones with this lineup.
One of the most popular handsets in the family is the W999, and the rumored Samsung SCH-W2013 is said to arrive as an upgraded flavor of this device.
There’s no official confirmation on the existence of this Samsung SCH-W2013 flip phone, nor on the specs that it is said to feature, yet it might not be too long before the handset vendor formally introduces it, so stay tuned for more on the matter.