Samsung releases a new high end flip phone.

Nearly a year ago, Samsung revealed a high-end, premium flip phone called the W2018. Well, it appears the company is about to release the next generation: the imaginatively-named W2019.


The W2019 has an aluminium body and a Gorilla Glass back, but we unsure if the front and internal screens are made by Corning as well. On the sides of the device are a fingerprint reader and a Bixby button. Around the back are dual 12-megapixel cameras with OIS, 2x optical zoom, video recording up to 4K resolution at 60fps, and Full HD-resolution slow-motion videos at 960fps. The main 12MP sensor also supports f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures.  The front of the device features a 4.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, but sadly there is no headphone jack.

Flip open the W2019 open and you can see the second 4.2-inch Super AMOLED display with the same Full HD resolution, a directional pad, and a numeric keypad. Home, Back, Overview, and Copy buttons are to the sides of the directional pad.

On the inside the W2019 hosts the latest Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of expandable storage, and a 3,070mAh battery, running Android 8.1 Oreo, with the update to Android 9 Pie hopefully on the horizon.

With those specs, the W2019 certainly sounds like an Android flagship device, and it comes with a flagship price tag. The W2019 looks to sell for over 10,000 yuan (which works out to £1108). That price makes the W2019 more expensive than the Galaxy Note 9 and some of the new iPhones, There is no news of the W2019 reaching the UK. In fact, like the W2018, it appears to only be available in China.

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