Samsung gets flip-tastic with the dual-screen GT-B9120

Samsung gets flip-tastic with the dual-screen GT-B9120You'd think with the size of the smartphone market these days there'd be something for pretty much anyone, but for one reason or another, the flip phone fan has been largely ignored for a good few years now.

But in a move befitting the world's best-selling phone maker, Samsung has answered the call with the GT-B9120, an Android Gingerbread-wielding offering with dual 3.5in screens.

Like the small handful of flip phone candidates we've seen in recent years, the B9120 has one screen inside the flip and one on the outside, which enables you to use it as a conventional (albeit rather chunky) 3.5in handset, or flip it open for access to the second screen along with a physical number pad.

Both screens run at a respectable 480 x 800 resolution, while a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 processor runs the show under the surface.

The mid-range spec continues with a 5-megapixel camera and 16GB of internal storage, while wireless connectivity options include HSPA, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.

If that all sounds right up your street, however, you'll be disappointed to hear the GT-B9120 has only been detailed for China at this stage, and the chances of it making it further west look distinctly slim.

So what do you think? If Sammy did bring its twin-screen flipper to the UK, would you be interested? The presence of Gingerbread is one obvious downside, but what about the form factor – is there a place for flip phones in the modern mobile landscape? Let us know in the comments!

Via Ubergizmo

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 12, 2012 at 15:32

This kind of weird sh*t never makes it out of the far east, thankfully.

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