Leaked images of new Samsung flip phone with a metal design
We've all become used to the generic black slabs of glass that many of us call a 'smartphone'.
Most manufacturers are aiming to make their screens larger with higher resolutions but also make the devices thinner, lighter and more powerful - a far cry away from the old 'clamshell' flip phones that many of us knew (and owned) growing up.
Well it appears that Samsung have also be yearning for yesteryear as images of a Samsung flip phone have been leaked and certified by Chinese regulatory authority TENAA.
The new device appears to take some design direction from this years Galaxy S6 smartphone, using the same sleek metal and glass build that Samsung handsets are known for.
Spec wise the device is rumored to be running on Samsung's powerful 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC with 3GB RAM keeping things snappy. There will be up to 64GB of internal storage with the possibility of a MicroSD Card slot and the device will be running on Android 5.1 Lollipop (although it could possibly be released running Android 6.0 Marshmallow ).
The handset will also have two 3.9" screens, one on the inside and one on the outside, each with a resolution of 1280 x 768. You'll also find a rear-facing 16MP camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and a physical T9 keypad.
The device weighs 204 grams and has dimensions of 120.4 x 61 x 15.1 mm.
There has been no information released on pricing and if the device will see a release outside of Asia