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Samsung harkens back to the days of clamshell phones with the new Hennessy smartphone

Ever since the iPhone (or LG Prada, depending on which side of the fence you’re sitting on) got launched to the mainstream, practically every single phone manufacturer has gone on to embrace the idea of touchscreen phones which are housed in monolithic slabs rather enthusiastically. In fact, apart from a handful of feature phones, touchscreen displays are absolutely ubiquitous in the current day and age. Samsung is a prime example of a company that quickly dumped practically all of its phones with QWERTYs or numeric keypads and now is almost exclusively into making touch phones. Hence, their latest phone, named the Hennessy, is a curious little oddity in every imaginable way as it seems to be from a bygone era but has the relatively modern innards seen in smartphones today. Read on below the break to know more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Samsung Hennessy W789 is a clamshell / flip phone with two 3.3” screens, each with a resolution of a paltry 320 x 480. It’s got 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable memory, a 5 MP camera, Android 4.1 and a 1500 mAh battery.

 

 

Pricing on the Samsung Hennessy seems to be a little sketchy though. While Gearburn speculates that it will be a phone with a mid range price point lying somewhere in between $200 and $300, Sammobile (via the Chinese media) claims that the phone will cost a frankly insane $800. While the former seems to already be arguably a bit more expensive than a phone with the Hennessy’s specs deserves to be, the latter is rather laughable, especially if Samsung actually expects this phone to be anything more than a collector’s item.

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