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Will Samsung's rumoured Veyron flip phone be better than the Galaxy S7?

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While we in the UK are yet to see a quality modern flip phone hit the market, China has been provided with several models in recent years.

But this latest rumoured handset from Samsung appears to be the best yet, according to 'leaked' benchmarks which hit Geekbench and Antutu recently.

And the W2017 phone, codenamed Veyron, looks to be somewhat of a powerhouse when it comes to performance, all but matching the Galaxy S7, and S7 Edge in terms of hardware.

But, according to the latest information, it will also come with a second screen on the exterior, making this even more of an attractive offering from Samsung.

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Acoording to the leaked stats, the Veyron will come with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, and 64GB of internal storage.

Elsewhere, the phone is said to come with a Full HD 4.2-inch display, while graphics will be handled by the Adreno 530 GPU.

And although there were no battery specs released as part of this latest leak, the previous model, the W2016, included a 2,000mAh power pack, so expect something similar this time around.

Finally, the handset is said to come with a 12MP rear camera, and 5MP selfie shooter, but looks as thought it will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow rather than the newer Android 7.0 Nougat.

That's not to say an update won't be made available after launch, however, which could be happening soon if the leaked Antutu and Geekbench stats are authentic.

Samsung is yet to confirm the handset's existence, but we're expecting to hear more very soon. And although it's unlikely the phone will launch outside of China, we can't help but hope Samsung is considering a more comprehensive launch this time around.

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Do you want to see a flip phone make it to western markets? Let us know in the comments.

Dorien Grey

August 29, 2016, 1:36 pm

Heck yeah I think it would be a nice thing to try out, but it has to be marketed right or else no one will try it and it will flop. Heaven forbid we try a new way of thinking. I can type T9 with out looking at my phone which would make quick messages nice.

Technometry

August 30, 2016, 12:33 pm

Apple stopped innovating when Steve Jobs died. Apple is behind the curve now.

Technometry

August 30, 2016, 12:37 pm

It looks like the form factor is designed to be convertible between a flip phone and then be able to fold flat with the screen facing out for use as a smartphone (albeit thicker than typical as the base is laying behind the screen still). If that is so, marketing wouldn't have to be too great as long as they show it convert like that and show that it has Smartphone performance. This device is kind of a no brainer

Andrew Meyer

August 30, 2016, 8:23 pm

If Apple is "behind the curve", why does Samsung keep copying them still? Internal battery? Fingerprint sensor? Screen gestures? UI layout? Basically everything is copied and nothing is original.

Technometry

September 5, 2016, 12:39 am

Apple phones are no longer the most powerful devices, that was my point. Also, the fingerprint sensor was first done by Motorola, then Apple copied it. Also, the internal battery is not innovation since the entire concept is to force you to buy a new phone when the battery loses life. Multitouch was innovated by Fingerworks, then bought by Apple. The user inteface isn't even comparable since Google made android.

This is all moot, however, since I said they stopped innovating after Steve Jobs died. Everything you said was before he died. Apple went back to not taking bold risks and playing it safe. The iPhone definitely broke the mold with their first versions of the smartphone, but over the last few years, other android phones have beat them on power and features. They are definitely behind the curve now and are just living on the assumption by the general, non-techie population that they are the best because it is an iPhone. I am sorry, but being the best is something you have to earn with every generation, and in the grand scheme of things, they are no longer the best device.

They do still rank #1 in restricting all the things you want to do with their device so that you are forced to buy everything through them. You have to Jailbreak an iPhone to make it a fully usable device, though (in my opinion). If you are an Apple Fanboy though, I realize all this is likely falling on deaf ears. This is something that Samsung has started to copy, but I could care less about Samsung too. Both are companies that just look for new ways to force you to give them more money.

Pete Moss

September 6, 2016, 12:02 am

You said!! Wow, are you are god and can declare everything real.
Always a troll bully, talking down to people and bullying them with BS opinions.

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