The new flip phone from Samsung features two 3.9-inch Super Amoled touchscreens, on the inside and the outside of the top half of the handset, both featuring a WXGA (768x1280 pixels) resolution. It features a T9 physical keyboard alongside the dual touchscreens.
(Also see: Samsung W2016 vs. LG Wine Smart 2015)
The Samsung W2016 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with the company's TouchWiz running on top. The China listing of the new flip phone stresses that the handset has been built out of metal and glass mainly. It offers dual-SIM support and comes with 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G connectivity options. The Samsung China listing reveals that the handset supports China Mobile networks. We can expect the South Korean company to release the handset with more mobile carriers in China.
An octa-core processor powers the Samsung W2016, clocked at 1.5GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The new flip phone sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while there is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera also on board. The camera sensors on the Samsung W2016 can be expected to pack the same sensors as the company's high-end handsets such as Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Note 5. There is 64GB of inbuilt storage on the new Samsung flip phone and it doesn't support expandable storage. It comes with 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, and Micro-USB connectivity options.
It is backed by a 2000mAh battery with no word on the talk time and standby time delivered. The official listing suggests that the W2016 smartphone supports fast-charging that can offer up to 50 percent of charge in just 30 minutes of charging. The new flip phone from Samsung measures 120.4x61x15.1mm and weighs 204 grams.
Considering that Samsung has previously launched flip phones in India including the Galaxy Golden, which was released for the Indian market in 2014, we can expect Samsung may launch the W2016 in India. Samsung back in August, expanding its flip phone portfolio, had launched the G9198 flip phone in China.
Notably, the Samsung SM-W2016, thought to be the anticipated Galaxy Golden 3 flip phone smartphone, was spotted in GFXBench benchmarks last month as well as was seen in Tenaa listing earlier this month. The handset however has been unveiled without the Golden moniker.