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Samsung’s SCH-W999 dual-screen phone destined for China Telecom

October 27, 2011 | by Charles West

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Samsung will be releasing the dual-screen SCH-W999 in China. This phone features a five megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 3.5-inch 480 x 800 AMOLED display accompanied by three touch buttons. The inside packs a similar screen plus a physical keypad. The phone is powered by a MSM8660 chip and supports both GSM and CDMA2000 on China Telecom.

Unfortunately, all other specs of the device remain largely unknown at this point. Although no one has any clues as to what version of Android this clamshell-like device will carry, it’s not hard to imagine there’s a good chance it’ll run on Gingerbread 2.3. There’s no word as to when the Samsung SCH-W999 will be released or how much it will cost, but for those living outside of China, it looks like you’re out of luck as it appears the device is aimed at the China market.

This once again makes me think about dual-screen phones as a whole, like we’ve said on this site many of times — we don’t understand the point of these phones. It’s painfully obvious that manufacturers and carriers seem fascinated with the prospect of making and selling phones with more than one screen, which hasn’t caught on with buyers as of yet. We talked about this before, when we asked readers to raise their hands if they wanted a dual-screen device. Anyways, the verdict is still out on these clamshell devices, it’ll be interesting to see how the China market reacts to this latest offering from Samsung.

Source: Sammy Hub