After a few months of rumor, the Samsung W2018 has been finally gone official in China. Last year in November, Samsung launched W2017 Android flip phone with dual-display in China. Almost a year later, the South Korean company has now announced the successor to this phone – the W2018 – that also comes with the iconic flip phone design and a rear camera with a f/1.5 aperture, almost certainly the first in the world to be equipped with this feature.
Samsung W2018 Specifications
The rear camera sensor is the world’s first with an aperture of F1.5, is a 12-megapixel single camera sensor, while the front-facing camera is a 5-megapixel. There is a fingerprint sensor, and a dedicated Bixby voice assistant key and a classic physical T9 keyboard with numeric and the circular navigation keys. Coming to design, the W2018 is certainly not a thin or light device (247 grams) but remains in line with the size of the few similar models.
The dual-SIM Samsung W2018 smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes with two 4.2-inch Full HD displays with a (1080×1920 pixels) screen resolution. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and a Micro-USB port that also operates as a headphone jack. It houses a 2300mAh battery that’s rated to deliver a standby time of up to 64 hours.
The Samsung W2018 will only be made available in China and South Korea, but the pricing and availability of the device have not been announced yet. Rumors suggest that this Samsung flip phone might be priced $2000, just like the predecessor.