It has been coming and finally, it has made it to the Mobile World Congress 2017. Samsung Veyron is a super-crazy flip phone that will definitely get your attention, especially if you are into the hard-to-come-by flip phones.
While the newly unveiled Samsung Veyron might be new to folks in Barcelona, it isn’t that new in China. The Chinese market saw this device somewhere in November 2016, but it is only now that the phone is making it to the rest of the world thanks to the ongoing MWC 2017, which will be concluded tomorrow. It is true the event has brought to life an amazing set of devices, but you’ll struggle to find one that catches your attention as the Veyron.
So, what makes it such a super crazy flip phone than any other before it? For starters, we all know that flip phones had some form of dual display technology, however, the secondary screen was a fraction of the main screen, basically used to display things like notifications, date and time instead of having to flip the phone open in order to see this information. On the contrary, Samsung Veyron takes this to the next level, keeping the same dual-screen approach, but this time the secondary screen keeps the same specs and features as the primary screen.
In normal usage of the phone, users will be able to make entries using the touch screen as well as a number pad that also includes letters. The usual setup of keys is retained, but you also find more buttons for Recents, Home, and Back alongside a shortcut to your messaging apps. When you flip this Samsung Veyron to close it, the secondary screen comes to life. This turns the phone into a compact smartphone with the navigation buttons appearing on a dedicated section of the screen’s bottom end.
Both screens have the same qualities – 4.2 inches in size, Super AMOLED panels and Full HD resolution. Under the hood, Samsung Veyron ships with the same configuration as the 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7, something that extends all the way to the camera aspect. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 4GB and 64GB of inbuilt storage, twice what is offered on the S7 and S7 Edge.
On the back of the phone is a 12MP sensor that should keep the same f/1.7 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, and a bunch of other features available on the S7. To keep it alive is a 2300mAh battery unit that is charged via a USB-C port.
As noted earlier, Samsung Veyron is already available in China and currently selling at about $435 and now that it has made a stop at the MWC show, we should see it coming to other markets sooner or later. We’ll be here to update you if and when this happens. Stay tuned!