Samsung announces the Hennessy, a dual-screen, quad-core Android flip phone

Gigaom

When you think of smartphones, the image of a sleek, minimalist slab is probably what comes to mind. But how about a flip phone? Now there’s a form factor you don’t see everyday – at least, not on any phone that’s powered by Google(s goog). But Samsung, always willing to try something new, has announced the Hennessy, a dual-screen flip phone that runs on Android.

The Hennessy almost looks like a standard Android phone from the front, albeit with a lot of excess bezel. But then you realize the front actually flips open to reveal a second screen on the other side, along with a full-on keypad below it. If you didn’t know any better, you could mistake this for a smartphone or a feature phone, depending on the angle you look at it.

Samsung Hennessy 2

The 3.3-inch touch screens offer just 480-by-320-pixel resolution, which actually makes the 1.2GHz quad-core processor seem…

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