Samsung have unveiled their newest Chinese language handset, the China Telecom unique SCH-W999. The Samsung handset is focused in opposition to the rich Chinese language businessman, reportedly coming at a cost of$1,600 or ¥10,000. The cellphone does embody a variety of novel options to justify that worth, even though no quantity of favor or performance would justify spending thrice as a lot as a Galaxy Nexus or iPhone 4S to me!
All of these novel features are along the same theme — duality. There's a dual core processor running at 1.2 GHz, fairly standard for top-end Android handsets these days. There's also dual SIMs, again quite standard for China Telecom phones, and jolly useful for separating your personal and private lives as well as for travelling internationally.
The most interesting twin feature are the phone's displays — two 3.5" Super AMOLED screens sitting back-to-back, running at WVGA resolutions (that's 480 x 800). While you can't use both at once, this gives the phone dual functionality, as a slightly chunky touch-screen phone as well as a touch-screen phone with a familiar number pad.
The rest of the specifications are OK, if not amazing for a phone of this price. There's a five megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0 support, Wi-Fi and Wapi support. The phone will run outside of China too, with support for penta-band GSM in addition to the China Telecom CDMA-2000. The phone's OS is Gingerbread, with the obvious addition of Samsung's TouchWiz customisations.
All in all, a fairly good phone, but completely out of the range of most phone customers. This is the phone for the 1%.