Several rumors are here to entertain the most nostalgic of tech enthusiasts. It seems like Samsung really wants to revive flip phones, and is planning to release a new version of their latest folding phone W2017. The device should be coming to Samsung’s home country, South Korea, but maybe it will reach other countries as well.
Samsung wants to bring flip phones back
Samsung really seems like it has some sort of passion for flip phones and refuses to let them die. The company already has a history in releasing crossovers between the old school phones and Android-equipped smartphones.
It all started in 2013, when they released the Galaxy Golden. Then, in 2015, Samsung came with the Galaxy Folder, quickly followed by Galaxy Golden 2 in 2016. The latest folding phone in the series was W2017, which launched last November. However, these phones were available only in certain countries. For instance, W2017 was sold only in China.
A new W2017 with top specs
Now, rumors suggest that Samsung will bring a new W2017 version, and will add South Korea on the list of countries which will benefit from the device. However, this is not official information. Samsung has not confirmed any of the rumors, so it did not reveal an official launch date.
The new flip phone might come with some exclusive features. Among them, there is Samsung Pay, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, wireless charging, or scanner for fingerprint. If this was not enough, rumors also suggest resistance to water and dust, front and rear camera or 5 and 12 megapixels, respectively, and storage of 64 GB.
Besides, the phone should sport two OLED screens of 4.2 inches each. This would make it quite big when it is open. After all, it is not a classical flip phone, but it sure reminds us of the trend which swept up the early 2000s.
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