Nov, 27 2012

As much as Samsung is focused on big slates like its Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy S lines, the company still has no qualms with introducing quirky and niche offerings for those crazy enough to buy them. Their latest is another dual-screen flip phone that has you asking if 2004 is trying to make a comeback — the Samsung W2013.

That wise crack might be a bit unfair, though, as this thing is every bit as good as any other phone on the inside. For starters, the dual-screens are 3.7 inches large and have WVGA resolutions.

That’s pretty good for this form factor so they’re gaudy in this context. Inside is a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, the ability to expand that by 64GB using a microSD card slot, an 8 megapixel HD camera to go along with a 2 megapixel shooter on the front and more. It’ll also sport Android 4.0 with TouchWiz.

That tale of the tape just read out like something from this year’s best phones, but we imagine many people will have a hard time getting jiggy with that form factor. Throw in the fact that this device will probably cost about $3,000 and we’d say this thing won’t last on most people’s radar long.

On the upside, Jackie Chan is the face that Samsung is using to sell you this thing and who wouldn’t want to buy something — ANYTHING — endorsed by Jackie Chan? Take a quick look above, and then proceed to ponder whether or not you’d buy this if you were rich before returning to the real world of reasonably priced hardware.

[via Samsung, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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