By now it is common knowledge that Samsung’s profit took a considerable dive in 2014. The Korean manufacturer is still number one OEM on the planet, but Samsung’s competitors are closing the gap. The tech giant appears to be looking into new ways to approach the market and the firm has even begun changing their build materials which has made their devices appear more first-class.
The Galaxy S6 will purportedly be a re-invented Smartphone and will not be an standard update to the Galaxy S5. The guys over at Samsung have begun to realize, it seems, that they must do something different in order to regain the lead on the their competitors and prevent any more drop in profits. Only time will tell if they succeed.
To get them started on this new track, the company has released a luxury Smartphone in Chine, called Samsung W2015. The handset is black and gold in colour and they have used a steel structure on the inside in order to make it more resilient. The handset measures 121.3 x 62.9 x 5.9mm while it weighs 187 grams, but the really interesting thing about this model is that it is actually a foldable handset that features two 3.9-inch 1280 x 768 displays!
The Samsung W2015 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU clocked at 2.5GHz and it ships with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that is expandable via a MicroSD card.
The new model comes with 2 cameras, a 16-megapixel rear-facing and a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera. The device ships with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but as usual with Samsung, it’s not a plain vanilla offering, there will be a Samsung UI on top of it. The new device will come with NFC, the usual array of sensors and it will be dual SIM capable.
Samsung haven’t released a price as yet, but you could guess around the 15,000 Yuan ($2450) mark. With that kind of price, it is way out of my league, so I think I’ll stick with my iPhone for now. Although the two 3.9-inch 1280 x 768 displays do look cool.
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