Samsung announces dual-screen Android flip-phone called the Henessy

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After recently being leaked online, Samsung has officially announced the Henessy.

Samsung’s latest announcement not only has an interesting name, but a very interesting form factor as well. In an industry seemingly obsessed with making the thinnest and lightest slab phone, seeing a flip-phone is actually a pleasant surprise. But that is exactly what the Henessy is — an Android-powered flip-phone.

The Henessy is also not just a flip-phone, but a dual-screen phone too. It features dual 3.3-inch touchscreens at 480 x 320 resolution and even a 1.2GHz quad-core processor — so while this might look like a feature phone in some angles, it should be a perfectly capable Android smartphone.

It runs Android 4.1 and there’s also a 5-megapixel camera on the rear, a microSD card slot, and a 1500mAh battery. The Henessy has only been announced for China, and given its form factor, I wouldn’t count on it making it outside of Asia. But if you’ve been craving some flip-phone action, the Henessy is compatible with GSM and CDMA networks, so an unlocked version could be used in your country of choice.

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[via GigaOM]

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3 comments

  1. Verve

    Great to see a flip-phone coming onto the market again. They’re the most handy phone around. They’re small, and the screen is protected. We’ve had flip-phones (coincidentally, they’re Samsung) for over 20 years – never upgraded to a smart phone. We’ve had to keep buying old ones on ebay (they’ve been very cheap), and always keep several spares. My wife’s one is three inches long folded up. We surely hope the Henessy will become available outside of China. I’ll immediately buy several!

  2. Raeldin

    Is it me or is there some hanky panky going on with the images. The very top image shows the display with the word Samsung on the bottom, along with the hinge. But the top of the 4 grouped images shows Samsung on the top, and right side up, along with the hinge?

    It looks like the word Samsung is embossed on to the skin and not a part of the display. Making the images seem doctored and not real.

    Just sayin….