Apple has been granted a, but it's not the only company that wants to bring back this classic phone design.
Samsung on Friday unveiled the W2017, an Android-based premium flip phone with not one but two 4.2-inch touchscreens. Both screens are on the top section of the phone, while the bottom half houses a feature-phone style keyboard.
The device, which uses the clamshell design used on many pre-iPhone feature phones, is expected to cost a pretty penny. It's only currently expected to go on sale in China, where GSM Arena says it'll be priced at a whopping 20,000 Chinese Yuan. That's about $2,950, £2,350 or AU$3,850.
The W2017 is powered by a Snapdragon 820, the same processor used in the. It'll be running behind the times on the operating system front, running Marshmallow 6.0.1 rather than the .
- Two 4.2-inch 1,920x,1,080-pixel Super AMOLED displays
- 12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera
- 2,300 mAh battery
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB onboard storage