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Samsung W2014: The flip phone that'll set you back £1,000

Samsung’s time machine has been set firmly to 2004 of late, with the same smartphone giant that invented the Galaxy Gear and Galaxy S4 now pumping out a range of flip phones to overseas clients.

Now it has announced the one flip phone to rule them all, the Samsung W2014.

Featuring the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor as found in the Nexus 5, Galaxy Note 3, and pretty much any phone today worth shaking a stick at, the W2014 is the most powerful flip mobile ever created.

So how much will the retro device set you back? According to Engadget, the W2014 will cost over 10,000 Chinese Yuan. Converted to pounds, that works out as around £1,024.

Considering, however, that your last flip phone probably boasted a 1-megapixel camera and Snake, the specs on the W2014 are pretty impressive. Pop the hood and you’ll see that it runs Android 4.3 Jelly bean. Alongside the 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 chip, it also packs 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera back-to-back with a 2-megapixel front facing snapper.

It’s also a dual-SIM model with 32GB of internal storage that can be boosted with a microSD card by another 64GB.

The cherry on the cake would have been a deliciously high-res screen, but alas the W2014’s 3.7in display only has a 800 x 480 pixel resolution. It’s not exactly going to have you reliving the old days of your old Samsung T100 flip phone, but it’s definitely not what you might be expecting for a phone that you’re forking out a grand for.

The new phone was announced at the 'Heart of the World' charity concert run by China Telecoms in Nanjing, so for those wishing to get their paws on a W2014 soon, it seems likely that the device will only be available to Chinese customers for the time being.