The Samsung Veyron, a modernized flip phone by the South Korean company, has been spotted in a benchmark website sporting a powerful Snapdragon 820 SoC.
According to TechTimes, the rumored Samsung Veyron has been popping up in reports from time to time, but more information has been gathered just now through GFXBench. The benchmarking website listed the flip phone codenamed SM-W2017, which has been revealed to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip clocked at 2.1 GHz.
Samsung Veyron is Not Your Ordinary Flip Phone
The CPU is paired with the equally powerful Adreno 530 GPU and a 4GB RAM. For a flip phone, the Samsung Veyron looks to be of the high-end variant that can compete with flagship phones of other companies. For comparison, the tech giant's own flagship, the Galaxy S7, sports the same CPU, GPU and RAM.
Other than that, a 5.5-inch touchscreen is expected with 1,920 x 1080 resolution. On the camera department, a 12MP camera should sit at the back while a 5MP selfie snapper is at the front. The whole package should also include a 64GB internal storage and Android Marshmallow out of the box.
Samsung Veyron is Coming Soon? Where is it Available?
The "flagship flip phone," as dubbed by TechnoBuffalo, is said to arrive in October. However, the sources cited in the report only mentioned a release in China. There is no information whether it will be released to other markets, but the report noted that Samsung does not usually do so for its flip phones.
The report also revealed the pricing, which is roughly $1,500 when converted from yuan. This is almost twice the price of Samsung's normal flagships. Even so, it sounds about right since the W2016 was released on the same price range.
The Samsung Veyron is indeed expensive, which might be the result of transforming the whole of theGalaxy S7 into a flip phone.