Samsung’s flagship flip phone, codenamed Veyron, has been a project given great care and diligence intended for the Chinese market over the last few months. With the Veyron flagship flip phone receiving its FCC certification recently, the launch of this device could occur, literally, any day now. We’ve seen the SM-W2017 flagship flip phone appear in gold, but a new rose gold variant has emerged, making what could be the most elegant flip phone even more so.
The images, taken from Playfuldroid!, show the rose gold color of the keyboard when the phone is open, as well as the model number to confirm that the phone in question does exist. Interestingly enough, the Veyron clamshell flip phone has a second screen that comes alive when you close the phone. New photos show that Samsung intends to make the most of this secondary screen by way of an Always On Display, matching exactly what Samsung has showcased on the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and Galaxy Note 7 this year.
What makes this Veyron flip phone so appealing is twofold: first, there’s the desire of Samsung to take the old-school and make it cool again, and flip phones are still nostalgic for many of us who remember carrying them proudly (Motorola’s heyday RAZR phone days, anyone?). Additionally, the Veyron clamshell is not just any old flip phone: it’s a flip phone with high-end smartphone specs such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 5MP front camera, 12MP back camera, and USB-Type C charging. These specs are the standard high-end specs for 2016, and, with the Korean giant’s desire to win the Chinese market, it shouldn’t surprise us to see Samsung woo customers with drooling specs.
This Rose Gold Veyron flip phone, or rather, this luxury variant, is expected to cost around $1,500USD when it’s announced — so Samsung may choose to make this a limited edition flip phone. I sure wish Samsung’s flagship flip phone (whether limited edition or not) would come stateside.