Samsung continues to torment us with gorgeous flip phones we can’t buy

Samsung is into flip phones in a big way, although you wouldn’t know it to look at the decidedly hinge-less range of handsets bestowed upon the west.

The company stuck it to us again on Friday by unveiling its fanciest flipper yet; albeit with a likely price tag that makes the iPhone X look like a budget phone.

The Samsung W2018 has some amazing specs (and Bixby) to rival the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 ranges, and a camera with a wider aperture than that flagship pair.

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Better still the 12-megapixel rear facing camera has the rarest of rarities, a varible aperture. The W2018 can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 depending on the light you’re shooting in. Here it is in action (via Weibo)

Other than that, the rear-facing camera is up there with the S8 and Note 8 handsets.

Fear not though, if the variable aperture feature works well, we might end up seeing this on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 handset, which will be unveiled earlier next year.

The front-facing camera is 5-megapixels while the 4.2-inch Super AMOLED display has. 1080p resolution.

2007 design meets 2017 power

In terms of power, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 6GB RAM, meaning it matches up to the other 2017 headliners.

There’s USB-C and NFC connectivity as well as a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device.

The China Telecom exclusive handset is likely to sell for upwards of $1,500 when it goes on sale in the Far East.

Would you be in line for a Samsung W2018 is the company stopped being so damn rude and gave us a chance to buy one? Drop us a line @TrustedReviews on Twitter.

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