A recent leak about Samsung’s premium flip phone, the W2018 has surfaced, disclosing the core specifications. The W2018 is an upcoming premium device from Samsung. It will feature two displays and will be a ‘Flip’ phone.
The W2018 will have two displays in a clamshell design. The China-based leakster has tweeted about the device to come with Snapdragon 835 SoC. The Samsung W2018 is also expected to pack up to 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM. This phone will be a successor to the Samsung W2017 launched last year.
Samsung W2018 Specifications
Earlier, the W2018 was spotted on a certification site in May. The device was by the name of SM-G9298. Since then, some of the key specifications of the device are into leaks and rumors.
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The recent leaks have leaked the hardware primarily, quoting the W2018 to pack a Snapdragon 835 processor. It is tipped to have 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM along with expandable storage via microSD card.
Coming to the build now, we can expect a full metal body, just like the W2017. The Samsung W2018 is said to come with a rear-mounted Fingerprint sensor and a heart rate sensor as well.
In terms of display, the W2018 is spotted with two 4.2 inch Super AMOLED displays. Both are expected to be with 1080p resolution. One display will be there to use when the phone is closed. The other display can be used when you flip open the phone, with a T9 keyboard.
Talking about cameras, we may see a 12MP rear camera with LED flash on the Samsung W2018. The front shooter may be a 5MP unit, sitting above the inner display, just like the W2017.
Under the hood, the W2018 may come with Android 7.1 Nougat. The phone is said to have an always on display and a heart-rate monitor as premium features. The battery specs are not out yet, but we can expect it to come with fast charging.
Connectivity on the Samsung W2018 is said to feature a Hybrid Dual Sim Slot. We may also see memory card expansion and NFC connectivity. The phone will have a USB connector (Type-C most probably).
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung W2018 may be launched later this year. The expected price is said to be $2,000, which translates roughly to Rs. 1,28,300. This will be a premium device and we can expect this one to open up to the Global market as well.