Samsung’s Android-Powered Hennessy Flip Phone Is Now Official


After its first press shots were leaked on Tuesday, we knew it wouldn’t be long before Samsung made the Hennessy official. And now the Korean company’s first Android-powered flip phone can be found on its Chinese website.

The Hennessy boasts two 3.3-inch displays — one on the front and one inside — plus a quad-core processor, dual-SIM support, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.

The Hennessy isn’t a high-end smartphone, then, but that’s not what Samsung is aiming for here. The device is obviously aimed at emerging markets in Asia where flip phones are still popular devices. Nevertheless, the Hennessy isn’t a bad midrange device — if you excuse its traditional numeric keypad.


Samsung Hennessy Specifications

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz
  • Two 3.3-inch 320×480 TFT displays
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • microSD card slot
  • 1,500mAh battery
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • Dual-SIM support
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 110.85 x 59.3 x 18.62mm
  • 208 grams
  • CDMA & GSM connectivity

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s a shame the Hennessy doesn’t offer a physical QWERTY keyboard that could have given the latest BlackBerry 10 devices a run for their money, but there’s obviously a market for devices like this. It’s unlikely we’ll see the Hennessy making its way to the U.S. or Europe, though.