Samsung has now unveiled the Samsung W2018 flip phone through a launch event in Xiamen, China. It is a flagship clamshell phone that boasts a premium design along with dual displays. The South Korean company has been launching W series smartphones for raising charity funds for the past ten years and the newly unveiled Samsung W2018 has arrived as a 10th anniversary edition phone.
Samsung W2018 Specifications and Features
The W2018 sports a metal and glass combination body and it comes in two color choices such as Elegant Gold and Platinum. Its dimensions are 132.2 x 63.2mm. When folded it measures 15.9mm and its weight is 247 grams. The back panel of the phone features Gorilla Glass and it features a zinc alloy biaxial hinge. It features a D-pad and a numeric keypad for navigation.
The Samsung W2018 has a frontal Super AMOLED display of 4.2 inches. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and it carries support for full HD resolution. The inner display of 4.2 inches also supports full HD resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset powers the smartphone along with 6 GB of RAM.
The Samsung W2018 comes in two storage models. The Extreme Edition has 64 GB of storage whereas the Collector Edition has 256 GB of storage.
It has a front-facing camera of 5-megaxpixel. The rear side features an industry first f/1.5 aperture 12-megapixel camera. It is coupled with Optical Image Stabilization feature. When there is sufficient light, the camera will switch to f/2.4 aperture and in darker conditions, the f/1.5 aperture will W2018 users to snap stunning photos.
The fingerprint scanner is present very close to rear-facing camera on the back panel of the phone. It also features a Bixby button for activating the voice assistant. It includes a 2,300mAh battery and it is equipped with a USB-C port. The W2018 comes preinstalled with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.
Samsung is providing the buyers of W2018 with exclusive concierge services at airport and railway station apart from services like free software fixes, phone cleaning and disinfection, screen replacements at reduced pricing along with an exclusive hotline for VIPs.
The smartphone will be available through China Telecom in China. As of this writing, there is no information available on its pricing. The design, specs and features of the Samsung W2018 indicates that it will surely arrive with a hefty price tag.