Samsung is said to be working on a new flip phone called Veyron, which could sport top-end features.
Rumors of a Samsung flip phone Veyron (codenamed SM-W2017) have been surfacing for several months, and now the device has also been spotted on GFXBench.
Many mobile phone users like a flip phone but specs of such devices normally do not impress customers. However, things could change as the Samsung Veyron may pack in specs that are present in some existing high-end phones.
The specs of the Veyron appearing on GFXBench suggest that the phone has a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,070 pixels. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.1 GHz and Adreno 530 GPU power the W2017.
It could have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage. It is worth noting that no other clamshell currently includes this much RAM and storage capacity.
The mobile phone could come with 12-megapixel rear-facing facing and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras. According to GFXBench, customers can expect Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed on the rumored Samsung offering.
Previous rumors have hinted that the Samsung Veyron could also feature a fingerprint sensor for enhanced security.
Most of the new top-end phones support Fast Charging that allows users to save time for charging their phones. If rumors are to be believed, then the Veyron will also support the charging feature, which is a good thing since the Veyron is expected to have a relatively modest 2,000 mAh battery.
A smartphone with top-end features also has a premium price tag. The Samsung Galaxy S7 cost $769 at its launch earlier this year. The 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 7, which is deemed one of the most powerful Samsung smartphones, has a starting price of $849 in the U.S.
Rumors claim that the Samsung Veyron may cost $1,498, which is extremely steep in comparison to any other mobile phone available in the market. For instance, the latest iPhone 7 with 256 GB internal storage costs $969, while the 128 GB variant is available for $100 less.
This is not the first time specs of the Samsung Veyron have emerged online. The handset was also spotted at AnTuTu and Geekbench, revealing some of the above specs. Leaked images of the device have also surfaced online, which means that Samsung is in fact working on a flip phone.
Samsung has not confirmed any detail about the Veyron, though. But given that the company launched the W2016 last year, it is likely that Samsung may launch its successor this year.