Samsung looks to have taken the humming world of personalised tech gadgetry by surprise today by officially launching the highly rumored, but quite secretive, Samsung SCH-W789 Android-based flip phone in China on Wednesday. Samsung has simply branded the phone with its model number without giving it any personality, unlike the Samsung Galaxy smartphones that received attention akin to the birth of the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William's royal child in Britain recently.
Samsung SCH-W789 will be available for the China Telecom users for about $800.
Features wise, Samsung SCH-W789 Android flip phone comes with dual 3.3 inch HVGA touch screen displays with the resolution of 320x480 pixels. It is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system version and it is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Quad Core processor along with 1GB of RAM memory. It is a dual SIM device with CDMA + GSM support with dual-standby features. Connectivity features of the phone include Bluetooth, WiFi, Micro USB and GPS. It also boasts a relatively staid, when compared to HTC One, 5 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash.
There is no information on the internal storage of the phone at the moment but it comes with microSD card slot to expend the memory. The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh battery and it comes with pre-loaded applications like Samsung Apps and Chat On messaging.
It will be available on China Telecom for 4999 yuan (about $816). There is no word on whether the phone will be released in any other market globally but another Android flip phone that has been seen is the Samsung Galaxy Folder that might be launched globally.