After months of rumors and leaks, Samsung has finally launched the W2018 flip phone in China. The flip phone was launched at an event in Xiamen, marking the 10th Anniversary of the W-Series and the 25th anniversary of Samsung in the Chinese market. The Samsung W2018 is the successor to last year’s W2017.
Samsung W2018 specifications
The phone comes with dual Super AMOLED displays. There is a 4.2-inch outer display as well as a 4.2-inch inner display. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6GB RAM. Also on offer is either 64GB or 256GB of internal storage.
On the camera front, there is a 12-megapixel primary camera with f/1.5 aperture. The W2018’s primary camera can reportedly switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 depending upon the lighting conditions. The f/1.5 helps users click better pictures when the surroundings are not properly lit. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with f/1.9.
The smartphone is backed by a 2,300mAH battery and has a USB Type-C port and dual-SIM card slot. On the software front, the phone ships with Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. Additionally, the Samsung W2018 comes with extended Bixby support and a fingerprint reader at the back of the device.
According to reports, the W2018 is available in two colors, Elegant Gold and Platinum, and will go on sale in China via China Telecom. On the other hand, GSMarena suggests that the phone will be offered in Black, while the limited edition model comes in Gold and Silver. The basic version costs RMB15,999 (Rs 155,800 approximately).
Its highly unlikely that the W2018 will come to India, considering its predecessor, the W2017 did not launch in India. Additionally, the high price of the device may make it too expensive for the Indian market.
To put things into perspective, the W2017 comes with two 4.2-inch Super AMOLED displays with full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). It is powered by the quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory storage. The W2017 smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and is backed by a 2,300mAh battery.
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