Are still made then? Yes, good old mobile phones of the smartphone era are (to a lesser extent) still produced and sold. Even Samsung, which is now quite a bit known for producing smart phones with touch screen and without too many buttons, has not forgotten the good old design.
Via Engadget because we learned that Samsung together with China Telecom a brand new folding model on the (provisional only) Chinese market has revealed. It is however not just a fold phone, but the strongest folding phone that is currently on the market. The W2014 is in fact equipped with nothing less than a Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.3 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, a 13 megapixel camera, dual sim slot and a whopping 32 GB of internal memory.
The device runs on Android 4.3, features a removable 1900 mAh battery and has a 3.7 inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The device does soon bells ringing in many observant Samsung fan, namely the W2014 looks exactly like the Golden Galaxy a few months back was still presented on the Chinese Heart of the World concert, hosted by China Telecom and Samsung.
As for the price tag, the W2014 will go over the counter for nothing less than CN ¥ 10,000, converted about $ 1,460 – or more than € 1200, – It should be clear that the most powerful phone will not fold when extremely popular general public. It seems that the W2014 will act more like a statement that China Telecom her obsession with folding apparatus wants to put forth.
Suppose that similar devices would be available soon in the Netherlands, would you consider switching from a touchscreen smartphone to a folding device with old keys, but includes modern features as you expect from a smartphone? Share your opinion in the comments!