Samsung Brings the Flip Phone Back with the Android based GT-B9120
Quick, tell me the last good smart phone that was built on a hinge, described as a “flip phone” and does not include a full QWERTY keyboard. Ok times, up. But if you did not utter at least something, you may be under the great spell of the slate. Without looking into it, the last good flip smart phone I can remember, dare I say it, is the Blackberry Style. When looking a bit further into it, it seems that the Blackberry Style was indeed the last attempt at a flipping smart phonen at least here stateside. However that Samsung has had just about enough of the plain ol’ slate and I for one can’t blame them. When can we expect resurgence in flip phones? Well, if this new handset from Samsung is to tell us anything about the future, it may be soon or not.
The Samsung GT-B9120 has been ousted by tenaa.com.cn and it looks like some wild fantasies may have just become a reality. According to the leakiness of this device the GT-B9120 has passed the exam laid out by the China Industry and Information Technology as of June 1st and should be headed to market in short order. But what can we expect from the latest Android based flipping phone? The Samsung GT-B9120 has dual Super AMOLED touch screen displays that clock a 480 x 800 pixel resolution and measure in at 3.5 inches. Delving a bit deeper, details on this new unique handset have it running with the likes of Android version 2.3 aka Gingerbread and with a slight exhale there is no mention of TouchWiz! Android will get its go from a baked in 1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm made MSM8260 Snapdragon processor. This healthy chip set will be backed by the likes of 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. We can also expect some excellent details like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, HSPA and GPS connectivity. Additionally the Samsung GT-B9120 will carry with it a rear facing 5 mega pixel camera with accompanying LED flash. Up front a 1.3 mega pixel shooter can be found for all your video conferencing needs. While the details on pricing and or availability are scarce, word from the source sees this handset headed to Chinese based carrier, China Unicom.
Anyone interested? Should we start a petition to get an awesome Android flip phone to American shores? I know that I would love to see the flipping resurgence. Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think and remember, all the Samsung accessories you could ever need are right here.gingerbread, China Unicom, internal storage, amoled, super amoled