While flip phones went out of fashion in most markets a few years back, consumers in a few countries like China and Japan still seem to find them quite attractive. To cater to flip phone fans in China, Samsung is soon expected to launch its latest W series smartphone, the W2019 in the country. The W2019 will succeed its predecessor, the rather obviously named W2018 that is currently on sale in China. Earlier, the upcoming flip phone was certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance following which the handset appeared on Chinese certification website TENAA. It has also since then received clearance from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) paving its way for its official launch.
Samsung W2019: Expected Specifications, Features
The Samsung W2019 flip phone is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845. Like its siblings from the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S series, the Samsung W2019 will also sport an AMOLED display. The clamshell design of the handset, however, means that Samsung will use not one – but two Super AMOLED displays – each measuring4.2-inches across on the device. Apart from the flagship grade Qualcomm chip, it is also expected that the phone will ship with 6GB of RAM and will have at least 64GB of internal storage capacity. Like other flagship class devices, the W2019 will also feature a microSD card slot for additional memory
As far as the imaging department goes, currently it is believed that the Samsung W2019 will get a dual-camera setup at the rear. From what is currently known, this setup could consist of a 12MP + 12MP setup with the primary sensor boasting of dual-aperture. As for the front facing camera, currently, it is expected that the phone will ship with an upgraded 8MP sensor to handle video calls and selfies. As for battery capacity, the W2019 is likely to get a fairly large 3,000 mAh battery that should be more than capable of keeping the phone powered for an entire day’s worth of use.
And yes, lest we forget, the W2019 also happens to be a dual-SIM capable device, a feature that is quite popular in the Chinese and other Asian markets.
Samsung W2019: Design
While Samsung is yet to officially announce the W2019, we have an idea as to how this new handset would look like thanks to a plethora of leaked images. If that wasn’t all, it is almost certain that the W2019 would take a lot of design cues from its predecessor, the W2018 that is still sold in China. Anyway, it is known that the W series from the company has always been a premium product, and therefore, it is expected that the W2019 will also be made of premium materials. The body of the Samsung W2019 will most probably be made of premium grade aluminum and will have a chiseled feel to it. As indicated by leaked images, the phone is almost certain to get a dedicated button for Bixby.
Samsung W2019: Expected price
It is almost certain that the Samsung W2019 would ever make it out of China. Even in China, the handset has a limited market since it will be marketed as an ultra-premium product. To give you a fair idea of the prices, the current model on sale in China – the W2018- was launched with a price tag of CNY 15,999. This translates to around $2000 – or slightly more expensive than the top-of-the-line iPhone XS Max! In Indian terms, this translates to just over INR 147,000.
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