Samsung is set to launch the 2019 version of its luxury clamshell smartphone in China. The Korean electronics giant has made it a tradition to launch an expensive clamshell smartphone with two screens and flagship hardware every year. Following the previous models like the W2016, W2017, W2018 will be the Galaxy W2019.
Ahead of its official launch, the Galaxy W2019 has leaked multiple times, and a new set of leak shows the upcoming smartphone from all angles. The biggest takeaway is that the Galaxy W2019 does not seem to differ much from its predecessor and it still has that same blocky shape and form factor. The Galaxy W2019 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, and is expected to feature a 4.2-inch display on the both the side.
The camera setup on the Galaxy W2019 is expected to be similar to that on the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9+. It is likely to be dual 12-megapixel rear camera setup with one wide-angle camera and another telephoto camera. It is also likely to feature a dedicated Bixby button on the left side of the device.
The right side of the device will be home to the power button and volume rocker. There is a USB Type-C port at the bottom but Samsung is getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. This move suggests that LG will be the only company left to drop the proprietary audio port.
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The Galaxy W2019 is expected to be priced between $2,500 and $3,000 when it goes on sale. The pricing seems similar to that of its predecessors, and will only be sold in China. It is not expected to hit any sales record but will serve as a collectors material especially for the affluent folks in China.