Samsung, in conjuction with China Telecom, has unveiled the Samsung W2018, a flagship clamshell device which comes as a direct successor to the W2017. The unveiling of the device which was done at an event in Xiamen, China coincides with Samsung’s W-series 10th anniversary s well as Samsung’s 25th year in the Chinese market.
As is the custom with flagship devices, the W2018 features high-end specs with an impressive design although all that comes at a mind-blowing price.
Samsung W2018 Specifications, Review and Highlights
The Samsung W2018 sports dual AMOLED displays. On the outside sits a 4.2-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD resolution. On the inside as well sits a 4.2-inch AMOLED display with FHD(1920*1080 pixels) resolution.
The device comes in a traditional clamshell design with keypads and navigational buttons for input. The Flip phone carries a metal and glass build weighing in large at 247g. The mobile comes in Black color with limited editions donning Gold and Silver hues.
Storage & Processor
Over to the internals, the W2018 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC which runs on a 6GB of RAM platform paired with 64GB of internal storage. The mobile offers support for microSD expansion.
The device flaunts an impressive back camera setup with a 12MP shooter and a first of its kind f/1.5 aperture, the lowest ever seen on a mobile phone since the f/1.6 aperture on the LG V30. The front camera sensor is a 5MP shooter with f/1.9 aperture.
Battery & Connectivity
The Flip phone retains the same 2300mAh capacity battery that powered its predecessor, the W2017. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, USB Type-C port, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE and support for wireless charging.
The Samsung W2018 runs on Android’s Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box with a promise of Oreo upgrade in 2018. The Flip phone also becomes the first to feature Samsung’s Bixby Assistant also with its own Bixby button.
Samsung W2018 Full Phone Specifications
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Dimensions||132.2 x 63.2|
|Build||Clamshell – Metal and Glass.|
|Colors||Black, Gold and Silver|
|Display Type||Dual AMOLED Display(Internal & External)|
|Resolution||FHD (1920 * 1080) pixels|
|f/1.5 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size|
|Android OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|Number of Processor Cores||Octa-core|
|Internal Storage||64GB / 256GB internal memory|
|expandable memory with microSD|
|Accelerometer, fingerprint sensor|
|Wi-Fi||WiFi, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||USB Type-C|
|USB On-the Go (OTG)||n/a|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, H.265, MPEG4|
|MP3, WAV, AMR|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
Availability and Price of Samsung W2018 in China & U.S
The Samsung W2018 comes in black colour only with limited edition units donning Gold and Silver hues. The Black color version of the Flip phone will cost a massive 15,999 Chinese Yuan.
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