Yeahh! I will definitely buy this phone! I have been waiting for any non-mainstream phone yet has a good quality and physical keyboard.
Samsung makes a good move to introduce clam shell phone, really appreciate that. And it would be much nicer if other companies make their version of clam shell smartphones, so consumers will have more variety. Can't wait for it! ;)
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2013I am sure this phone will not sell as well as Note 3 and S4 as i find clamshell phone outdated... moreThey invented the Phablet segment with the original Note and you are saying they are not a trendsetter??? You may not know what you are talking about!
I can see this being a huge seller among people who simply don't want to follow today's trends and want to stick with something they know and feel comfortable with. Frankly I'm shocked GSMArena don't see the potential in this and I wonder, if a certain American manufacturer had the idea, would they be praising it as ingenious?
Oh Yeah, I would definitely buy this. I'm waiting since such a long time to have this type of smartphone and was sad this was limited to full tactil types...
Such a good new!!!
"If it does, would you be interested in getting a clamshell Android smartphone?" --- The answer is yes, I'm interested with this one. Since SHARP released the AQUOS PHONE HYBRID 007SH, I hope another company will release the similar design with it. Please, bring it overseas!
I´d loooove to see Whatsapp running on this Device... Challenge Accepted!
I'm 55 and always wanted a clamshell. I'm tired of making do with phones just because they do not cater to my age. I would buy one here in Canada
I'm sure there is a market for this device, I don't want one, but there are many phones I don't personally want that sell really well. Note 2, iphone and blackberry bold to name 3 and all have massive sales. There must be a market otherwise why would Samsung bother?
MK, 05 Aug 2013I would pay the price of Note III for a mechanical keyboard!keyboard on mobile devices are so 1980s! that's why Surface is not market leader.
I am sure this phone will not sell as well as Note 3 and S4 as i find clamshell phone outdated and samsung is a not a trendsetter
It's worth a punt, there might be a lot of people that want a clamshell but no one else is testing the market.
I know for a fact my mother would be happy to own this. She loves the touchscreen and Google cloud syncing (contacts, emails and stuff) but misses the button mashing of the olden days. Samsung has money to burn, like Nokia in the middle 2000's so they experiment. Samsung made a clam shell, big deal, yet Nokia went crazy with their contraptions the likes of which nobody has ever seen before, or after. Do not criticise, not all of us need a rocket to the Moon. Remember pointing fingers at the "too big to handle, frying pan" 5.3" Note? Now you're just happily praising all 5 inchers.
I am a clamshell phone lover. I would definitely want to get this if it ever come to Singapore as l find the current phone to be the same design only with different brands.
i want dual 1080 or 720 p screens (non pentile)
top of the line processor snapdragon 800 atm
flagship amount of ram atm 2gb but transitioning to 3/4gb
maybe 32gb internal + sd card
top of the line camera
i would pay anywhere between $800-1000 if i was guaranteed it would get android updates. but with a phone like this chances are itll only be supported half a year tops