A decade and a half ago flip phones were incredibly popular, with memorable examples such as the Sony V800 and Motorola Razr. But the advent of smartphones with touch screens was the end of folding phones.
Or so we thought. The retro-style design could be making a comeback. There are reports circulating the web suggesting that Samsung is working on a flip-style smartphone dubbed SM-W2016.
The handset above has been spotted online.
The SM-W2016 has been spotted online featuring two screens.
According to industry insiders at SamMobile, despite having a retro design the phone is believed to run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and have an octa-core 64-bit processor with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
LG’s flip phone “Wine Smart”
Recently LG revealed its flip phone called the LG Wine Smart, which features a 3.2-inch colour touchscreen and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.
The smartphone has already launched in Korea and is expected to be rolled out in France, Poland, Italy, Spain, Kazakhstan, Japan and the UK.
“Our goal with LG Wine Smart was to create a smartphone that fans of flip phones could embrace,’ said Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG.
“Consumers shouldn’t have to miss out on the smartphone revolution because they prefer a particular phone design over another. With LG Wine Smart, they won’t have to.”