Do you recall the good ol’ days of flip phones? Get excited because these days could be making a comeback if the rumored Samsung flip phone gets on the shelves. A user of the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo has leaked images of the Samsung W2018.
Samsung W2017 is the predecessor of the next Samsung flip phone
The W2017, the predecessor of Samsung W2018, was launched earlier this year with a 4.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display on both the internal and external panels, a 1080 x 1920 resolution, 4GB of RAM, and a 2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor. The current Samsung flip phone also features 64GB of built-in storage capacity that can be expanded, dual-SIM card support, and wireless fast charging. It runs on Android 6.01 Marshmallow and supports Samsung Pay. It also sports a fingerprint sensor on the back side, a 2300mAh battery with over 64 hours of standby time and supports USB 2.0 and 4G LTE and offers other great features.
As far as cameras go, the W2017 has an LED flash, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and it supports 4K video recording.
What can you expect from the W2018?
We know that a new Samsung phone is due by 2018, but you need to wait for the official announcement from the company. We can’t know for certain whether the leaked images posted on Weibo are of the final product, and we have to look elsewhere for suggestions on what we can expect from the 2018 Samsung flip phone.
The SM-W2018 is expected to make a great impression with a powerful 12-megapixel rear-racing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. We don’t believe Samsung will include a dual-lens camera on this phone, but you should expect top-quality imaging tech on it despite the fact that it’s a flip phone.
Earlier, rumors suggested that this particular Android phone will feature an iris scanner just like the one found in the Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and of course Galaxy S8+. Obviously, this would be a great feature for biometric authentication and mobile security, if it actually ends up in the phone. There are a few problems with current iris scanning technology, but it is certainly one great feature loyal Samsung customers will enjoy.
Other rumored Samsung flip phone W2018 features
Before the Samsung Galaxy S9 hits the market early next year, the South Korean electronics giant is expected to launch other models. The rumored Samsung W2018 flip phone is just one on these models, but sadly, you might not be able to buy it if you live outside China (keep your fingers crossed for it to roll out worldwide). Believe or not, this model is considered a business smartphone in China, so it might be expensive.
In terms of other features and specs, this rumored Samsung flip phone is expected to have a fingerprint sensor, heart rate sensor, and 4.2-inch AMOLED display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. With the heart rate sensor, you can keep track of your heart rate and avoid sudden heart attacks. The device is expected to run on Android Nougat, complemented by Samsung’s super user interface.
It is that time of the year when gadget firms set their targeta for the next year. Clearly, Samsung hasn’t been left behind, if these rumors and leaks are anything to go by.