Samsung and China Telecom officially announced this year’s W2018 – a high-end flip phone with Android Oreo on-board. Here are the details you need to know more about.
The newly unveiled Samsung W2018 has two touchscreens and the brightness lens of any smartphone. It has been showcased at an event held in Xiamen, China and celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Samsung’s W series and the 25th anniversary of Samsung in the Chinese market.
Samsung W2018 Specifications
It comes with a pair of 4.4-inch AMOLED displays of full HD resolution. The chipset is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 and is bundled with 6GB of RAM. 64GB and 256GB storage options will be available.
If not, the Samsung W2018 is the first flip phone with Bixby integration, and Samsung proudly announced that the AI assistant now supports the Chinese language. What’s the heck?
There is one camera on the back, which is a 12MP sensor with large 1.4μm pixels and the brightest yet on smartphone f/1.5 aperture. Otherwise, OIS is also implemented. On the front, there is a 5MP snapper with f/1.9 aperture lens. The phone is capable to record 4K video with the main camera at 30fps.
The W2018 has a small 2,300mAh battery charged via the USB-C port and equipped with a dual hybrid SIM slot in order to support dual standby. It lacks Google services like many other China-only devices and runs the year-old Nougat 7.1.1.
The Samsung W2018 is offered in Black, as well as also be made available to buy in a limited edition units in Gold and Silver in a metal-and-glass body protected by Gorilla Glass. The basic version costs the mind-blowing CNY 15,999 or more than €2000/$2400 at JD and TMall.
And yes, they are priced higher than typical Samsung global flagships, like the S8 and Note 8. A cheesy Chinese ad for the phone reads, “Hi Bixby, what’s true luxury?”
Stay tuned to know more about the Samsung W2018 flip phone.