The folks who happen to live in China were on the receiving end of a clamshell device earlier this year from Samsung, where said smartphone was known as the Samsung SCH-W999. The SCH-W999 took on a clamshell form factor that was long thought to be extinct in nature, but it seems that if you happened to have missed that particular “boat”, there is still a chance for redemption. After all, we have received word that there will be another clamshell form factor smartphone from Samsung that is headed to the world’s most populous country again – the Samsung SM-W2014.
This new smartphone is touted to run on a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, where it will feature a couple of Super AMOLED screens as well to up the ante. Right now, it is the most impressive dual-display clamshell smartphone in China, where both displays feature a 3.67” screen size at 800 x 480 pixels, accompanied by 2GB RAM to boot, a 13-megapixel camera at the back with a 2-megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, all running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean right out of the box. It does seem to shape up with be an exclusive smartphone for the Chinese market, and you can pick one up from China Telecom if you’re interested.
When October 22nd rolls around, one can more or less expect that in most parts of the world, folks would be on the lookout for a spanking new iPad as well as an iPad mini, but that date has yet to be patented by the folks over at Apple, so it is also fair game for other hardware device manufacturers to roll out their latest gadget on that date as well. Nokia of Finland is one of such companies, where they are tipped to make an announcement concerning the Nokia Asha 503 on October 22nd itself.
What you see above happens to be a press render leak from the folks over at @evleaks, where the press image does point to a device with a particularly stand-out design. According to Nokia, this particular design approach has been deemed to be “dual-shot”, since there are a couple of layers which the device’s body is made out of. There is a translucent outer one, and also a colorful inner plastic layer. It seems that the Nokia Asha 503 is set to be a touch-only device similar to one with a capacitive touchscreen display, and it will also run Twitter. No idea on how much it will cost though, but it should not be too pricey to begin with.