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Samsung’s latest flip phone packs premium build and high-end features

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Nov 22, 2015 )    |    Mobile

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If you’re one of those who insisted on clinging on the past but prefers the same functionality that others are all enjoying with their smartphones, then you could thank Samsung and other smartphone manufacturers who continued to produce flip phone in selected markets. One of which where it recently received a TENAA certification is the new Samsung W2016.

The new handset is considered as one of the top of the line flip phone in the market with designs and aesthetics reminiscent to the company’s latest flagship phone the Galaxy S6 where it features an exquisitely crafted metallic body with a dual display panel. Even the port for the USB and the speaker grills are all ported from the same location as the Galaxy S6. It also features a curve back and the mixture of metal and glass all compliments the premium quality of the device.

Staying true with the classics, the Samsung W2016 comes in a flip phone or the clamshell form factor with a dual 3.9-inch AMOLED display with 1280 x 768 resolutions and it comes with a full set of numeric keypad with directional keys dedicated function keys that stays up with the physical aspect of the phone.

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You might doubt that the Samsung W2016 stays behind the glorified years of the feature phone, well, the features might be more outstanding than the smartphone that you might currently own, inside is a hefty 64-bit Exynos 7420 8-core processor and is accompanied by 3 GB of system RAM and 64 GB of storage space. It supports the latest 4G/LTE wireless connectivity on a Dual SIM setup. It also got a 2000 mAh battery to keep users up.

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Like the Galaxy S6, the new W2016 includes a 16 Megapixel main camera and we believed that its imaging capabilities is on par with Samsung’s latest offerings, the front does have the same 5 Megapixel shooter which should be more than enough for high-resolution video calls and highly detailed Selfies.

Though Samsung haven’t quite revealed the remaining features of the handset, TENAA certification suggests that the Samsung W2016 runs of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with a Chinese version of the company’s proprietary TouchWiz interface.

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Taking this design and form factor does have a significant on the overall bulk and weight of the phone though, weighing around 204 grams, the Samsung W2016 comes thick at 15 mm when closed but that’s obviously you’re going to get when opting for a phone such as this.

Available in both Gold and Grey color options, the new Galaxy W2016 will be sold in China, more specifically with China Mobile, but given how Asian markets move their goods, we’d also expect Samsung to expand its availability on other Asian regions as well though not today but eventually in a later date.