Samsung Announced Dual-Screen, Dual-Core, Dual Sim Android Clamshell Mobile SCH-W999
Samsung has announced a second-gen dual-screen Android clamshell mobile. This mobile is announced in partnership with China Telecom. The SCH-W999 flip phone packs two 3.5-inch 480x800 Super AMOLED panels back to back, along with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor, Android 2.3 with Samsung proprietary TouchWiz UI, HyperSkin back cover (as featured on the Galaxy Nexus for grip plus anti-smear), five megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and WAPI (China's not-so-successful take on WiFi, basically).
Like many phones on China Telecom, the W999 comes with dual SIM slots and dual-mode connectivity (GSM and CDMA2000, with the latter offering EV-DO 3G), but with the additional support for penta-band radio for globetrotters. This mobile will be launched in early 2012. The exact date of its availability is still not clear and there is no word on price. We hope we will know both in the January 2012. But for anybody who want to guess the price the phone's predecessor W899 starts from 8990 ($1,410), so you can expect the new phone will be priced similarly. You can find the pictures of the launch event below. (Courtesy of Samsung Mobile.)