Good flip phones or also known as clamshell phones are pretty hard to find nowadays especially one with flagship specs. Well Samsung has been trying to make it easier for you when the company first announced its Samsung Galaxy Golden 3 or better known as the Samsung W2016 in China back in November of last year. It was basically a flip phone which came with high end specs of 2015 such as an Exynos 7420 processor which was backed by 3 GB of RAM mated with 64 GB of internal storage. However, it seems like a successor to the Samsung W2016 is on its way as a flip phone codenamed Samsung 'Veyron' has been spotted on benchmark website, GeekBench.
This is not the first time 'Veyron' has been spotted online, as specs of the upcoming flip phone have been rumored before, including for the device to sport a 3.9-inch display and a Exynos 8890 processor. However, according to the latest benchmark, the device will sport a larger 4.2-inch display. The 'Veyron' is also expected to come with a Snapdragon 820 processor backed by 4 GB of RAM. The US version of Samsung's latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7 also happens to sport the same specs as 'Veyron'. The benchmark also lists the software which the device will be running on and it happens to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which means that there will be no Android 7.0 Nougat installed on this device out of the box. The device is listed as the Samsung SM-W2017 on the benchmark which likely means it is the successor to the Samsung SM-W2016.
In the previous rumor, the upcoming flip phone is expected to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The rumor also stated that Samsung will be using the same design as seen on the Galaxy S7, with a glass-and-metal build. There has been no word on whether the device will be water resistant or not. As for the release date and price, neither can be said as no leaks or rumors surrounding them have surfaced so far. The clamshell phone is expected to be announced in China later this year, just like its predecessor.