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Samsung 'Galaxy Folder' flip phone confirmed as Hennessy, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung has officially launched the rumoured 'Galaxy Folder' flip phone, dubbing the throwback device the Samsung SCH-W789 Hennessy.

The Hennessy sports a pair of 3.3in, 480 x 320 pixel touch-screens, with the external display featuring a trio of capacitive buttons.

Under the hood, the new handset packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor supported by 1GB of RAM. Interestingly, the Hennessy doesn't appear to offer any built-in storage, with Samsung instead relying solely on a microSD card slot. Breaking Bad on a 3.3in screen, anyone?

Elsewhere, the Hennessy sports a 5-megapixel primary camera and packs a 1,500 mAh battery. It measures 110.85 x 59.3 x 18.62mm and weighs 208g - the bulk really coming as no surprise given its clamshell build.

Software comes in the form of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, as augmented by Samsung's TouchWiz skin - amongst other features, the Hennessy will feature ChatON instant messaging tool.

There's still no indication of whether the Samsung Hennessy will make it to the UK or Europe - the smart money is probably on it staying in the Far East.

That said, it's an interesting release and offers further confirmation of Samsung's strategy of pushing as many smartphones as possible on to the market, from niche retro handsets like the Hennessy to snazzy new-gen flagships like the Galaxy S4.