Samsung may soon introduce a new premium flip phone in China and South Korea. The company’s latest flip phone, bearing model number SM-W2020 has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Samsung W2020 Flip Phone With Snapdragon 855 Chipset May Go Official Soon
The Samsung SM-W2020 listing on the Wi-Fi Alliance website reveals the upcoming flip phone will run on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, which is hardly a surprise. Other than that, however, the Wi-Fi certification doesn’t reveal any other key information regarding the upcoming device.
According to a recent report published by SamMobile, the SM-W2020 will be a flagship-grade phone with similar hardware specs as the company’s latest Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series devices. The premium flip phone will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset under the hood, paired with 8GB of RAM and an impressive 512GB of internal storage on the base model. It is highly likely that the phone will utilize UFS 3.0 storage, just like the Galaxy Note 10 series and the Galaxy Fold.
On the back of the phone could be a triple-lens camera system similar to Samsung’s latest flagships. In terms of battery life, however, the upcoming flip phone will not be as impressive as Samsung’s more mainstream flagships. It is not expected to have a significantly larger battery than its predecessor, which packs a 3070mAh battery. On the software side of things, the flip phone will be running Samsung’s One UI on top of Android Pie.
The Samsung W2019 was announced by the company in November last year as a China-only flagship. We can expect the W2020 to be unveiled sometime before the end of the year. Since it will be a niche device like its predecessors, Samsung is unlikely to launch the flagship flip phone in any other market outside China and Korea.
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