So far, the specification wars have taken us from the downright miserly resolution of 320 x 480 to 950 x 540, up to 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1546 and soon, if Samsung have their way, 4096 x 2160 displays. So, whilst you might be screaming that more pixels just means more power drain, it would appear that smartphone manufacturers aren’t really interested in the notion that you might prefer longer battery life in favour of yet more indistinguishable pixels. What smartphone makers haven’t done much of yet, however, is simply double up on the number of 1080p displays the phone has – until today.

Say hello to the Gionee W900, a forthcoming flip-smartphone with two full HD screens, a dial pad and more questions that it could ever answer. Presumably designed for those of us who’d like the ability to flip open our phone to answer a call, type out phone numbers on real buttons and still get a game of Football Manager Handheld in (regardless of whether the phone is open or closed), the W900 is nothing if not a curious beast.

Both displays are 4″ with a pixel density of 550ppi and will be powered by a 1.5Ghz quad core CPU, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.4. Elsewhere, there’s 16GB of expandable storage, a 13MP rear and 5MP front facing camera, 4G LTE and a 2,050mAh battery. All told, the phone is 14.8mm thick and weighs 172g, which certainly doesn’t cater to the same obsessive crowd that the 5.1mm thick Gionee Elife S5.1 does.

Regardless, the Chinese market is a thing of unpredictable and chaotic beauty and the market for flip phones remains extremely strong (just ask Samsung), despite the growing prevalence of western style rectangular smartphone designs, which may make this particular design from Gionee a hit… Maybe.

We’ve yet to hear word regarding a release date, with the phone only just passing through TENAA (Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center Miit), but you’ll just as soon as we do. Promise.

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