The Samsung SM-W2018 flip phone has been spotted in a number of alleged leaks. Samsung’s flip phone leaked yet again, smartphone shown in the images has a gold finish.
No new details have been revealed by the leaked renders, with the smartphone being shown as having a display panel on both sides of its top, as well as a conventional keypad on the bottom.
The image shows the Samsung SM-W2018 featuring a metal unibody design. Among its highlights is the smartphone’s dual-display, with thin bezels on the sides.
At the rear, the camera is placed at the center with a setup similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 where the lens sits next to the fingerprint sensor. Needless to say, the phone seen in the hands-on video is very much similar to what has been on previous leaks.
Flip phones in general, especially powerful ones that can offer a full-featured experience, are seeing a resurgence in many markets worldwide. Even in the United States, a market that seemed to have moved on from the trend, it’s not hard to find LTE-equipped flip phones on major carriers.
As per previous leaks, the SM-W2018 is going to have flagship specifications, featuring a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The phone would flaunt two 4.2-inch Full HD display. Camera-wise, the Samsung’s upcoming flip phone will sport a 12-megapixel rear snapper and 5-megapixel selfie camera. The phone packs a 2,300mAh battery.
The Samsung W2018 comes from a long line of Android flip phones, many of which have been flagship-level affairs. The W2018 is set to be the most powerful flip phone on the planet when it drops, filling the shoes of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820-powered Samsung W2017.
The handset is also likely to get a dedicated button for Bixby, but since it is going to be launched in China the handset will get a new country-specific AI assistant. Much like other phones, Samsung W2018 will feature a fingerprint scanner on the back.
The whole show is kept lit by an arguably meager 2,300mAh battery, and will have Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) running out of the box. Naturally, an update to Android 8.0 (Oreo) is likely in the device’s future.
While there is no official announcement yet, the SM-W2018 is expected to launch in December this year. Just like its predecessor, the SM-W2018 is also expected to remain exclusive to the Chinese market. In terms of pricing, the phone is expected to be priced around $2,000, which is in line with the previous pricing structure.