We don’t even need to go that far back in cell phone history to discover a far more varied world of form factors. We had “candybar” phones. We had slider phones. We had thin phones and fat phones and phones with extending antennas. And then we had the ubiquitous flip phone. If you’re itching to slam that clamshell shut on somone in defiance again, Samsung has a deceptively modern handset for you: the SM-W2016.

Based on the model number alone, we’d venture a guess that this new take on the old flip phone won’t make its debut until next year. And even though it looks like an older phone, the feature sheet is actually up to spec with its contemporaries.

For starters, it’s powered by Android 5.1.1 and it comes with dual 3.9-inch displays. The outer display is definitely a lot larger than we had previously enjoyed on other flip phones over the years.

As can be expected, below the inner screen is a rather standard keypad for a flip phone, including the regular digits, a five-way navigator, and some basic menu buttons, plus call, end and clear. Other specs include an octa-core 64-bit processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage. See? It’s no slouch!

No, it doesn’t get quite as fancy as the Galaxy Note 5, but the SM-W2016 could definitely have its audience. You have to remember that flip phones are actually getting more popular in Japan for some insane reason. Would you want one if it ever made its way over to our side of the pond?


Via The Independent

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