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Samsung is making a Galaxy S7 flip phone


"Hello, 2001?"

Someone call Warren Buffett, Rihanna and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck on their flip phones and tell them it may be time to upgrade their flip phones.

New alleged details of Samsung's upcoming clamshell, codenamed the 'Veyron,' appeared online this week, and it looks like the power inside of the early aughts-themed gizmo will nearly match that of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S7 Android phone.

A folded-up Galaxy 

Supposed records of the device running through speed-analysis software Geekbench show the Veyron has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor as the Galaxy S7 and that it's packing the same amount of RAM as the S7, which is a healthy 4GB.

Some Veyron intel from earlier this year has the phone's screens -- one on the front and one on the inside of the flip -- listed at 4.2 inches, about an inch smaller than the S7's display. But the Veyron will, apparently, have both front and rear cameras and operate on the latest version of Android. It's basically a folded up Galaxy!


Samsung made a Galaxy flip last year ... for China

In 2015, Samsung put together the W2016, which was much like what the Veyron (W2017, probably) is expected to be but with Galaxy S6 innards and 3.9-inch screens. That power flip phone, however, was only released in China.

There's no telling whether Samsung will wise up and make sure to release a U.S. version of its S7 flip phone.

Though Samsung would be down one customer, because it looks like Andrew Luck just upgraded.

Choose a look.

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