It has been introduced in China and is likely to go on sale for $1,640 (€1,195)
Samsung seems to be very proud of its series of flip smartphones, which is only available for purchase in a few countries for some reason.The last smartphone in the series, the Samsung W2013 has been recently launched in India, though the flip phone has been available on the Chinese market for more than a year.
Today, South Korean company announced the upcoming availability of Samsung W2014, which is expected to arrive in China in the coming weeks.
Samsung W2014 flip phone might be the most expensive flip phone powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system and Snapdragon 800 processor.
According to the official press release, the device comes equipped with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
In addition, Samsung W2014 sports no less than 32GB of internal memory, but users will be able to further expand storage up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
Even though Samsung has yet to reveal the clamshell’s suggested retail price, Engadget claims that the W2014 will cost around 10,000 yuan outright, which is about $1,640 or €1,195.
That’s quite a lot for the average consumer, which is why it’s less likely that this smartphone will be among the most popular Android devices in China.
One of the reasons the phone is so expensive might be the fact that it comes with two 3.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen displays that support 480 x 800 pixels resolution and the fact that it has managed to fit Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 800 chipset inside.
Last but not least, Samsung W2014 comes with an impressive 13-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel secondary camera for video calls and a 1900 mAh Li-Ion removable battery.
No word on when exactly it will go on sale in China, but we doubt it will be released in other countries any time soon. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.