Samsung unveiled a new premium flip smartphone, the Samsung W2018 with dual screens. The phone was announced at an event held in Xiamen, China to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the W series and 25th anniversary of Samsung in China. Sporting a clamshell design, the W2018 comes with 3D glass and metal frame. The smartphone comes with a pair of 4.2-inch Super AMOLED displays with Full HD 1080p resolution. Inside it has a directional pad and a numeric keypad for navigation.
Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 256GB storage options. The Samsung W2018 comes in two storage models- an Extreme edition and a Collector edition. The Extreme Edition has 64GB of internal memory whereas the Collector Edition has 256GB of storage.
Coming to cameras, Samsung W2018 has a 12MP rear camera with large 1.4?m pixels. The rear sensor comes with variable aperture tech that uses f/1.5 aperture for excellent low-light shots and f/2.4 aperture for daytime shots. The rear camera also comes with dual-pixel autofocus, optical image stabilisation (OIS) and 4K video recording at 30fps. On the front, there is 5MP selfie shooter with f/1.9 aperture.
There is fingerprint scanner beside the rear-facing camera on the back panel of the phone. The W2018 is first Flip Phone with Bixby on board which has a dedicated button.Samsung announced the AI assistant now supports the Chinese language.
A 2300mAh battery with the USB-C port charging powers the phone. The W2018 comes preinstalled with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, and Oreo update is expected soon.
The Samsung W2018 is offered in Black colour only, but there are two more colour options- Elegant Gold and Platinum, which incidentally are also limited editions.
The Samsung W2018 is expected to go sale through China Telecom in China. The price of basic version is whopping 15,999 Yuan, and it will also be made available in China through JD Mall and TMall.