Android-powered Philips W8568 flip phone coming to China

Philips W8568 flip phone

Samsung is not the only company making clamshell smartphones. Philips is joining this trend with a device marked as W8568, which is about to start selling in China where apparently this form factor still counts for something.

The phone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, sporting a 4-inch qHD (540×960) main display, 8-megapixel camera on the back, and a quad-core chip (likely made by MediaTek) clocked at 1.2GHz. In addition, it also packs 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, 1GB of RAM, two SIM card slots, 4GB of expandable storage, and a 2100mAh battery that’s apparently good for up to 13 hours of talk time.

Size wise, the W8568 measures 123.5x63x18.8 mm and has a weight of 214 grams, making it one of the heaviest devices with such specs.

No word whether Philips will bring this baby to the Western hemisphere. However, if history can learn us something, it could hit select Easter European markets, though you never know. If we catch the W8568 somewhere, you’ll be the first to know. In the meantime, let me ask you one thing – do you want an Android flip phone?

[Via: CNMO, UnwiredView]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    I would want to try out Android clamshell. Though I don’t like this model.

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