Samsung Galaxy W2019 flip phone appears in leaked photos and hands-on video

Samsung's flip phone named W2019 is expected to launch by the end of this year.

  • Published: October 22, 2018 5:44 PM IST
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Samsung is working on a flip phone that could arrive before the end of this year. The rumors regarding 2019 version of Samsung’s flip phone first arrived in July and more details, including a TENAA listing, about the device emerged early this month.

Now, the device has been spotted in the form of hands-on video, revealing more details and live picture of the flip phone. Like its predecessor, the Samsung flip phone, likely to be called the Galaxy W2019, has a sandwiched aluminum and glass design with two screens, one on the inside and one on the exterior. It also has two rear-facing camera, as one would expect from a flagship smartphone this year.

The leaked pictures suggest that the flip phone could be thicker than the one from last year. The TENAA listing revealed that Galaxy W2019 will pack a modest 3,000mAh battery and feature a 4.2-inch AMOLED display on both the sides. While it seems thicker, the pictures suggest that it will be much easier to handled with single hand compared to flagships like the Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9.

If rumors are anything to go by, the Galaxy W2019 is tipped to feature support for dual-SIM connectivity with dual standby. The dual camera system is said to include one wide-angle lens and another telephoto lens. It will run Android tailored for the Chinese market.

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It is likely to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC along with support for TD-LTE network. The Galaxy W2019 is tipped to carry a premium tag of RMB 17,000 (around Rs 1,92,000) when it becomes official later this year. While smartphone makers including Samsung are working on foldable devices, the Korean firm is not ditching flip phone design.

  • Published Date: October 22, 2018 5:44 PM IST