Samsung revealed a new high-end flip phone, the Samsung W2018, in China. This launch marks the 10th anniversary of its W series, which launches new flip phone every year.
Many specifications of the phone are similar to the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, except the camera lens. Moreover, these phones are more expensive than the Samsung flagship phones.
Samsung W2018 has a rear camera of 12-megapixel with an aperture of f/1.5 that can take sharp photos in low light. Moreover, it boasts 5-megapixel front camera. It has an in-built software, which can switch to f/2.4 by sensing low light.
The flip phone sports a 4.2-inch full HD AMOLED front display along with a 4.2-inch full HD inner display. This flip phone, like every other flip phone, has a number keypad and a directional pad. But it has, unlike any other flip phone, a fingerprint scanner beside rear camera and a Bixby button to provide voice assistance.
The W2018 is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 256GB storage capabilities. It has 2,300 mAh battery, dual sim slots, and NFC. The phone also has an iris scanner, but users need to flip open the phone.
The high-end dual-screen flip phone would be priced above $1,500. It is manufactured primarily for China Telecom’s “Heart Of The World” charity series.
The phone will operate on Android Nougat, instead of Android Oreo. However, Samsung promised that Oreo 8.0 will be launched for the phone by 2018.