Samsung has a new flip phone, SM-W2016, coming powered by Android. It's essentially a Galaxy S6 for flip phone lovers. Here are the details.
It feels like Samsung has been launching new phones left right and center, and today they've announced a new one. The freshly-unveiled G9198 is aimed at the Chinese market and is unlike most Android phone out there, because Sammy's gone old-school, again. Yes, the G9198 is a clamshell flip phone with dual screens and an actual, physical T9 keypad. Details to follow.
More evidence has emerged that the Samsung Galaxy Folder - the kind of flip device seldom seen in the market for a decade - is an actual product, with instructions for the device numbered SHV-E400K showing up on Samsung's website. The handset, which features dual displays, is said to be a target of the mid-range market, and although it's not expected to see the light of day outside of Asia, it's rather astonishing that Samsung is even still manufacturing this type of smartphone in the first place.
In the modern Digital Age in which we live, the smartphone seems to follow a very uniform design pattern. The large, touchscreen display is a form factor very few stray from, and besides the odd physical keyboard from BlackBerry, very few vendors can be seen breaking the mold. However, Samsung could be about to roll the years back once again with its second attempt at revitalizing the old folder phone design with a follow up to last year's release of the flippy SCH-W2013.