Samsung just unveiled its new flagship smartphone at a launch event in Xiamen, China. Though the newly launched smartphone happens to be an ultra-premium flip phone. Taking over the predecessor W2017, the Samsung W2018 is one of the most powerful flip phone on the market right now. The flagship flip phone comes packing a premium design along with dual displays and an impressive rear camera.
As we already know, the new Samsung W2018 has a dual 4.2-inch Super AMOLED FHD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display screen receives protection from a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Inside, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor alongside 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The special edition with whooping 256GB of internal storage will also be offered later. The phone has a 2,300mAh battery and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. The company promises that the Oreo update will be available soon.Samsung has also incorporated USB Type-c, Iris Scanner, and Bixby into the phone. You can find the fingerprint scanner on the back panel of the phone.
As far as the camera is concerned, the phone has a 12MP rear camera with an impressive aperture of f/1.5. Taking a note it’s one of the largest aperture found on a smartphone camera. Yeah, you heard it right it even beats the solid LG V30 and Huawei Mate 10. Having such large aperture will help you capture great pictures in low light situations. The camera also comes with Dual-pixel AF and optical image stabilization. On the front, there is a 5MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture.
Samsung W2018 Key Specifications
- Display: 4.2-inch Full HD (1080x 1920) Super AMOLED Display
- CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- GPU: Adreno 540
- RAM: 6GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 64/256GB (expandable up to 256GB via microSD)
- Rear Camera: 12 MP with Dual Pixel autofocus, f/1.5 aperture, and OIS
- Front Camera: 5MP with f/1.9 aperture.
- O/S: Android 7.1 Nougat (Promised Android 8.0 Oreo Update)
- Battery: Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery
The Samsung W2018 has been launched in China carrying out a ludicrous price tag of CNY15,999(approx Rs.2,50,000) and is made available from JD and T-Mall websites. No word yet on the availability of the phone in any market outside China.