Flip phones might not be as popular as they once were, but there still are people who love them. Samsung is going to deliver its latest model, the Samsung W2018 to them on December 1. The company will launch the new flip phone in China next Friday, at an event that will take place at Xiamen Sports Center. According to reports, the Samsung W2018 will launch in the presence of several Chinese celebrities. This year is the tenth anniversary of Samsung’s W series, so we expect the event to be quite a big one.
It’s been months since we have first heard of the upcoming Samsung W2018. The flip phone will reportedly feature two 4.2-inch screens, both of them offering Full HD resolution. The flip phone will carry the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and it will include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. More optimistic rumors suggested that the Samsung W2018 could come with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and could include 6GB of RAM, not 4GB. Even so, previous TENAA listings showed the Samsung W2018 carrying last year’s flagship processor, the Snapdragon 821. Of course, we could be in for a surprise and get the W2018 with the latest processor, however, it seems quite unlikely. The smartphone’s battery will reportedly be a 2,300mAh one.
The Samsung flip phone will sport a single camera on the back, with a 12MP sensor, and a 5MP selfie-camera on the front. The smartphone will disappointingly run Android Marshmallow out of the box. This is quite surprising, as the W2018 shouldn’t be a mid-range handset, so we expected to see at least the Android Nougat on it, if not even the Android Oreo. Just like its predecessor, the W2018 might be exclusive to China. Previous rumors suggested that this time around Samsugn might launch it in other regions too, but at this point, we have no official confirmation of the matter.
Even though the Samsung W2018 is a nice smartphone in its own way, we don’t expect it to become extremely popular. The majority of people nowadays prefer larger screens and all-screen designs. Even so, it will probably have its own fans, especially if it will have a reasonable price tag. It will definitely impress nostalgics. After all, the Nokia 3310 managed to make a comeback, flip phones could do that too.