It seems that Samsung is on a mission to cater to every possible niche they can carve out of the smartphone industry. Reports have emerged of a new folding smartphone called the Samsung Hennessey. That’s a mighty special name. Is it perhaps a phone version of the Hennessey automobiles, famous for being insanely fast?
Looking at the rumored specs of the device, it’s clear that this phone is not going to be a benchmark. It’s going to be powered by an unknown quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. That processor will be running two displays each featuring a resolution of 320×480 pixels. Four cores might seem over-kill for such a low resolution, but keep in mind that these cores have to handle two screens. Though the two screens will not be turned on at the same time necessarily, but it’s still a safe measure on Samsung’s part.
Other details of the phone are relatively thin at the moment. What we do know however is that it’s going to feature a 5 mega-pixel camera with an LED flash. The clamshell body has an up-market design, and one of the color options available is called “Luxury Gold”. We’re getting a feeling this will be a premium device despite having mediocre hardware.
The phone looks to be destined for the Asian market at the moment. It has dual-SIM support, a feature that is highly sought-after in the Chinese and Indian markets. The leaked photos show a phone that looks awfully familiar to the Samsung Galaxy Folder, which of course, is a folding Android smartphone as well. We aren’t completely sure why this phone has been designated a special name. But from what little information we have, this phone is aimed squarely at those odd folk, cruising around in black Chrysler 300Cs and with a penchant for those oh-so-Mafia flip-phones of old.