KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung has taken us back to the 1990s with the launch of the Samsung Hennessy, an Android dual-screen flip phone for China.
The Samsung Hennessy, which tipped up on Samsung's Chinese website, isn't your average flip phone, with the firm seemingly looking to make the clamshell form factor cool again. We're not entirely convinced that it has succeeded.
The Hennessy's most notable feature is its pair of 3.3in 380x480 touchscreens, one on the outside of the phone, and another inside next to the handset's old-school keyboard. These two screens are powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, which Samsung has skinned with its custom user interface.
Samsung has also added its own slew of applications to the phone, boasting on its website that the phone comes with its Whatsapp rivalling Chaton service and its Buddy Photo Sharing features.
The phone, which supports two SIM cards, also features a 5MP rear-facing camera though it lacks a front-facing camera, a microSD card slot, a 1,500mAh battery and Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi connectivity. It's not the most compact of handsets, however, measuring 18.6mm thick.
The bizarrely named Hennessy will make its debut in China soon, although it's still unclear how much it will cost. There's no word regarding whether the Samsung Hennessy will ever see a release in the UK, and we can't say we're holding out too much hope. µ
Pre-orders to begin on 9 September with release to follow on 16 September
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