After setting a new benchmark by launching the world's thinnest smartphone, Gionee is taking a different approach to reach consumers. The Chinese smartphone vendor is reportedly building a new phone using the good old flip model. Gionee's unannounced W900 was spotted on TENAA, China's regulatory body for telecommunications equipment certification, along with the phone's specifications.
The new smartphone looks almost identical to Samsung's high-end clamshell design. The images show the phone in all black with a gold outline. The camera is fitted on the phone's back cover and the flip phone has two touchscreen displays on both sides. The 1080p resolution makes Gionee W900 the world's first smartphone with two full HD displays.
The compact 4-inch display packs 550ppi, which is more than that of Galaxy Note 4 or the LG G3.
According to a report by Phone Arena, the phone is 14.8mm thick. Other specs include a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16 on board storage, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5MP front shooter and a 2,050mAh battery to run the phone. The smartphone will run Android 4.4 KitKat OS right out of the box.
Details on the phone's availability and pricing remain scanty, but it is widely reported that Gionee will first launch the phone in China. It is also unclear if the smartphone will be available outside the Chinese market, given its old-fashioned flip design.