Samsung announces the Hennessy dual screen Android flip phone

Summary:Most phones today are typical black slabs, but Samsung is showing they are not afraid to try something new (old) and have announced their new dual-screen Android flip phone.

Samsung announces the Hennessy dual screen Android flip phone
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There used to be many different form factors in the smartphone world, which was one aspect that set vendors apart from each other. Over the last few years most smartphones have gone to a black slab form factor. As reported by Engadget, Samsung announced the rumored Hennessy (W789) dual-screen Android flip phone.

I was never a huge flip phone fan and preferred various QWERTY keyboard designs , but it is interesting to see such a device launch today. The Hennessy has two 3.3 inch 320x480 pixels touch displays, powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor running Android 4.1. Other key specs include a 5 megapixel camera, microSD card slot, and 1,500 mAh battery. It's a mid-range Android phone that we probably won't see officially released in the US.

The two color displays are back-to-back so that you can use them when either flipped close or open. I suppose if you really like using a standard phone keypad this device may appeal to you, but like QWERTY devices it seems this form factor has limited appeal. Do any of you want to pick up the Hennessy or hope to see it come to the US?

Topics: Mobility, Android, Samsung, Smartphones

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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