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Samsung and Jackie Chan Team Up on $3,000 Android Flip Phone

Authored by: Steven Blum — Nov 26, 2012

Every once and a while, a phone comes out of left field when you least expect it. Samsung's newest luxury phone – unprettily named SCH-W2013 – is a prime example. This clamshell (!) phone features two 3.7-inch, 800 x 400 Super AMOLED Screens, a quad-core 1.4 GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, expandable to 64GB, Android 4.0 and two cameras – 1.9MP up front and 8MP round back. 

I may be an outlier here, but there's something about the satisfying snap of a clamshell phone that makes me happy. I like opening a phone to answer it and I like the way an opened clamshell device feels beside my ears. Shady OS aside, I loved the Motorola RAZR's slim profile and comfortable design, and would gladly buy another clamshell device if it had the right specs.

But is this a dream clamshell phone? I wouldn't go so far. For one, the resolutions on both displays (800 x 400 p) is too low for serious gaming or media viewing. Then there's the cost: the estimated $3,000 is insane. And clamshell phones will never be able to compete with the slim profiles of most smartphones on the market today; this one, at 16.8mm thick is roughly twice the thickness of the Galaxy S3 (8.6mm) and the iPhone 5 (7.6mm).

Oh, and it's only available in China. 

Source: Engadget

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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