Samsung W2017: Entry to the Flip Phones Market

Samsung W2017 Flip Phone 

Samsung has taken a comeback this year with launching the Samsung W2017  Flip Phone in China. Though it has launched W2016 model last year in China. Reports suggest that it will be available at a price tag of CNY 20,000( Around Rs.1.98 lakhs)


  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM
  • 2300mAh battery
Samsung W2017
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It’s predecessor just came to China last year and according to this, chances are less that Samsung W2017 will also be  available outside the country. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and has 4GB RAM with power driven by Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. Moreover, Samsung W2017 has a dual 4.2 inch Super AMOLED Display. It has a screen resolution of 1920X1080 which is a full HD Display setup. It has a 12 Mega-pixels rear camera with f/1.7 aperture with flash and also a 5 Mega-pixels front camera for selfies with f/1.9 aperture. The smartphone supports 4K recording.

In Addition to this, the Samsung W2017 has a inbuilt storage of 64GB which is expandable via MicroSD cards up to 256GB. It packs a hybrid-dual SIM slots and has a 2300mAh battery pack with standby time of upto 64 hours. The smartphone has connectivity options which includes 4G LTE support( which does not apply for Indian LTE bands), bluetooth v4.1 and a Micro-USB port. Moreover, Samsung W2017 weighs 208 grams and is 15.8mm thick.The smartphone comes with fingerprint scanner for faster unlock and also has wireless charging support. The sensors are accelerometer, barometer, ambient light sensor, heart rate sensor etc.

The smartphone has been listed on company’s china website. These smartphones by Samsung is bringing a revolutionary change to the smartphone market by entering into the flip phones segment. Will other companies also do the same like Samsung ?

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