The flip phone is a handset design that just won’t be consigned to mobile history, as Samsung reportedly has such a smartphone in the works with flagship level specifications.
Rumours suggest that the flip phone Samsung is working on but has yet to confirm, has been named the SM-W2018. And according to SamMobile, the flip phone will have a Snapdragon 835 system-on-a-chip, the same found in US models of its Galaxy S8; that processor will be joined by 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, with a 2,300mAh battery pack to keep the handset up and running.
Having a flagship spec in a flip phone is interesting but more intriguing still are the reports that the W2018 will have a pair of 4.2-inch full HD displays, essentially giving the phone a foldable display without the need for trying to develop and fit actual flexible display tech, which Samsung is working on.
Such flip phones tend to be reserved for Chinese markets where they are more popular, but if Samsung does indeed have a flagship level flip phone, there’s a chance that the South Korean electronics company could attempt to spread the flip phone design further afield.
The W2018 is also apparently being tested as SamMobile spotted firmware with the version number W2018ZCU0AQI9, which can be attributed to Samsung and bears the rumoured flip phone’s model number.
Further details of the Samsung flip phone have yet to crop up, but we’d expect it to come with the latest version of Android, and if it does indeed have dual displays, it’s likely to have a rather wallet-emptying price akin to the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.
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