Recommended usage scenario?
For those who miss the relatively
compact form and physical keypad-toting design of the clamshell
flip-phone, but want to avail in all of the latest features available
to smartphones, Samsung may soon begin shipping an
interesting compromise. The company's Hennessy, or SCH-W789 if
you'd prefer the geekier model number, pairs the clamshell physique
with Google's Android operating system and decent, if sometimes
curious, hardware features.
A mix of old and new
Most curious of those features are the
two identical 3.3” touchscreens present on the Hennessy. With their
modest 320x480-pixel resolutions, both take up the usual spots filled
by screens on phones of this form-factor. With the Hennessy, though,
both screens show the same content and you can only use one at a
time, purportedly. Makes sense. Under the hood is an unspecified
quad-core CPU running at 1.2Ghz, alongside WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS
connectivity, topped off with version 4.1 of Android.
Performance on Android "Jelly Bean" should be snappy on the quad-core processor
You also get a microSD memory card
slot, a 5-megapixel camera, and a surely-replaceable 1500mAh battery.
Both CDMA and GSM wireless networks are supported, with one SIM card
slot for each. Finally, the device measures 110.85 x 59.3 x 18.62mm
with a weight of 208 grams. That's somewhat heavy for a phone of this
size, but altogether unsurprising given the dual screens.
The integrated camera appears to have an LED flash
There are still some specifications
missing, such as RAM size and amount of onboard storage, and so far
only Samsung's Chinese site shows that a Samsung Hennessy ever
existed. Pricing and availability are unknown as well. The presence
of GSM capability, though, hints at a release stateside. We'll just
have to wait and see. (Via Engadget)