Samsung Hennessy dual-screen flip phone now official



It wasn’t that long ago that we were hearing about a new Android-based flip phone for Samsung, and now it’s been made official. They’re calling it the Samsung Hennessy, which is quite a bit different from the “Samsung Galaxy Flip” name we were hearing leading up to this unveiling. The name makes me want to go party until the sun comes up, quite frankly.

Anyway, we’re looking at a dual-screen flip phone, with both displays coming in at 3.3 inches and HVGA (480 x 320) resolution. It runs Android 4.1, and although we’d hope for at least 4.2 at this point we can’t say we are surprised. Inside is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1,500mAh battery, a 5 megapixel rear camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and more.

Of course, the Hennessy isn’t expected to make its way around the world — the phone will predictably be headed straight for China, where this form factor is still quite popular. We wouldn’t bet on it reaching many other regions far outside of China, but the possibility always remains open.

[Samsung via Engadget]

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  1. What in the heck is this? What/who is their target audience?

    1. I’m huge…. Wait. These kinds of phones are huge in Japan, China. Wouldn’t surprise me if that’s where this stayed.

    2. First rule of business – know your market.

  2. just no..

  3. Rather than a simple flip phone design, it would seem to make more sense to make the dual-flip, E-ink Alias 2 larger and add the dual-screen feature.

  4. Flip phones are really popular in Japan as well.

  5. I’ll wait for the remy martin

  6. Wish someone would make a really premium flip phone.
    Kind of like a modern day Motorola RAZR V3 with today’s top end tech.
    I’d definitely get it if it looked the goods and had the build quality to boot.

  7. This is such a dumb looking device

  8. Whats the use for that processor? Also I liked the Galaxy Flip name better.

    1. Bragging rights I guess

  9. I think it looks pretty neat, interest blend of two types of phones.

  10. I still want the Courier. *pouts*

  11. Reminds me of the Samsung Upstage

  12. I’m not buying it unless Jackie chan holds it like the last Samsung flip phone

  13. I’ll stay with my good old Scotch.

  14. This phone would be perfect for my non-techy, senior citizen Father that never really figured out how to use full touchscreen phones (after struggling with the EVO I gave him for a whole year). At least I’d be able to update it for him without issue. If they offered this on Sprint, I’d get it for my father in a heartbeat!

    1. Exactly what I was thinking. My grandpa needs an updated phone. A phone like this will make it easy for him to use.

      It still has buttons and I could add shortcuts on the screen for calling us instead of having him navigate through the phone and going through recent calls. LoL!!

      1. First time I actually saw this type of form factor was the Doro phone last year. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404255,00.asp Thing is, that was never available on any major carrier (to my knowledge). Considering that the companies are still offering standard flip phones, I’m figuring that the only reason not to offer something like the Hennessy over here, is due to manufacturing costs, as well as import costs.

  15. Like it.

  16. quite like the idea, give it better specs and i’d want it, and i wonder how the center navagtion button works on the keypad? would be killer to have it function like a mouse or joystick does

  17. I can finally replace my StarTac!

  18. What a great replacement for a fanny pack and the beeper?

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