Despite the growing love for smartphones and their big screens, Samsung has been showing some love for those who still fancy flip phones.
In late 2015, we saw the company unveil the Samsung W2016 and last year, the company released the expected Samsung W2017. Given that Samsung has been releasing these high-end flip phones towards the end of each year, details of the upcoming Samsung W2018 have emerged and just like the previous models, we are looking at another high-end phone that might never make it to major markets across the globe.
These flip phones have so far been exclusive to China, but we are adamant that at some point, they will start making their way to other global markets. In fact, there were some reports that the Samsung W2017 would be launched in Korea, but this has yet to materialize as at the time of this writing.
As expected, the upcoming Samsung W2018 will be an upgrade over the current W2017 in terms of hardware specs. According to the latest leaks, the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mated with an impressive 6GB RAM alongside 64GB of storage. This is huge, but it will be picking up from the Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage package that appeared on the W2017 model.
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There are no further details on the display size and camera, but we expect the same 12MP on the back and probably a jump to 8MP on the front. Whether the 4.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display screen will be retained is still unknown at this point in time. In terms of software, we expect this Samsung W2018 model to be powered by Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box.
Since last year’s Samsung W2017 was announced in November, we expect to see the new Samsung W2018 hit the market at about the same time this year. Knowing the mobile phone industry, we should have had our eyes on more details of the phone by the time November is here. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated.