To mark the 25th anniversary of its entry into China, the South Korean giant Samsung announced its latest premium Android flip smartphone, the W2018. The W2018 is the successor to the Flagship 8, the company’s smartphone that was launched in August this year. The W2018 has the same design as its predecessor and comes in a 3D glass and metal design. The W2018 is also the first smartphone in the Samsung W series to come with its Bixby voice assistant.
Samsung W2018 Specifications
The W2018 boasts of a 4.2-inch dual touch screen, Super AMOLED display that has a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080. It is protected by Corning’s fifth-generation Gorilla glass on top.
Under the hood, the flip phone comes powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor with 6GB of RAM. The device offers two variants of internal storage space, i.e 64GB and 256GB which is expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card. It comes with a hybrid dual SIM slot. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
In terms of camera specifications, the device has a 12-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and a f/1.5 aperture that can be used for night-time pictures, and a f/2.4 aperture for images taken during the daytime. Do note that the camera switches the aperture automatically depending on the light. The device also boasts of dual-pixel autofocus and optical image stabilization. At the front is a secondary 5-megapixel camera that has a F/1.9 aperture.
In terms of network connectivity, the device supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, and USB Type-C. Unlike its predecessor, the W2018 has a fingerprint sensor next to the camera rather than below it. It also comes with a heart rate sensor and an iris sensor. It is powered by a 2300mAh battery. It weighs 247g.
The device is said to be available in Gold and Silver colour options. However, there is no information as yet on the device’s pricing or its availability, but going by the fact that the device has been positioned as a smartphone mostly aimed at business folks, it is likely to be priced higher than its typical flagship devices.