Samsung launches new dual-screen Android phone in China

Samsung W999 dual-screen Android phone

Samsung has a creative new handset hitting the Chinese market. The Samsung SCH-W999 is a large Android flip phone with two screens. The outside features a generous 3.5-inch 480 x 800 AMOLED display, and the inside features another display of similar specifications. With the screen measuring 3.5 inches, the whole phone must be pretty big.

On top of that, there’s a 5 MP camera on board along with an MSM8660 chip inside likely running at around 1.5 GHz. The W999 supports both GSM and CDMA wireless technology for some added flexibility, but appears to be exclusive on China Telecom. It does run Android, but the version it ships with is unconfirmed at this point.

Another Samsung device launched in China recently: the SCH-i929. It’s not as much of a show-stopper featuring just one screen, but I think 4.5-inches is plenty to work with for most folks. Pixel density is down here, however, with the resolution still at 800 x 480. It’s 9.7 mm thick and runs on a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor. This too is an Android smartphone, and one that’s somewhat similar to the Samsung Galaxy S II in terms of design and power.

These are two welcome additions to Samsung’s China Telecom lineup, particularly the prominent dual-screen SCH-W999. Let’s hope for Samsung’s sake that it’s more of a success than the Kyocera Echo.

[via Engadget]

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