Samsung W2017

Samsung has launched the follow-up to last year’s flip smartphone -the Samsung W2017.

Even though it looks like a weird handset, it’s very capable inside – sporting specifications meant for actual flagships. Samsung is no stranger in making flip Android phones. In fact, they have made tons of handsets like this in the past.

The Samsung W2017 was appropriately named after its predecessor, the W2016. It’s been leaked last June, but most of the details were a bit off.


As the rumor suggests, it has two displays. Samsung W2017 has two 4.2-inch 1080p Super AMOLED screens: one inside and another one outside. Given this kind of setup, it’s not surprising to know that it’s very thick. It measures 127.8 x 61.4 x 15.8 mm and it has a hefty weight of 208 grams because of the metal chassis.

It’s running on Android Marshmallow and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset instead of Exynos. There’s 4GB RAM of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable via microSD.


Samsung W2017 Specs

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution (inside)
  • 4.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution (outside)
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi, hotspot
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash
  • up to 4K video recording
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Samsung Pay support
  • fast wireless charging
  • Dimensions: 127.8 x 61.4 x 15.8mm
  • Weight: 208 g
  • 2300mAh battery

Samsung W2017 will be available in China very soon and it’s unlikely to hit other markets going forward. There’s no official information about the pricing as of the moment, but it’s believed to be around $2,900 (~Php140,700).

Source: Sammobile

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