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Samsung’s looking to revive the traditional flip phone – with a twist

A handful of images surfaced online on Thursday, November 9 showcasing what appears to be Samsung’s next-generation dual-screen Android flip phone – and they’re making us feel very nostalgic.

Recent leaks point towards the handset, which is still yet to be assigned a vanity name, shipping with a pair of 4.2-inch Full HD displays, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, a 12MP rear-facing camera and a 2,300mAh battery.

Needless to say, it’s a huge upgrade from the old-school Motorola Razr. But is it enough to compete with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8? No – and that’s because the firm’s hoping to target a different market altogether with the so-called W2018.

What market’s that, I hear you ask? The Chinese, of course.

Samsung is preparing to launch the Android 7.0 Nougat-powered W2018 exclusively in the People’s Republic at the beginning of 2018, where it will retail for more than $2,000, according to a somewhat reliable source.

Related: Galaxy S8 Review

Rest assured, though: if you reside in Europe, North America or South America and desperately want to purchase the W2018 when it hits the shelves, you’ll be able to import one through an independent retailer – for north of $2,500.

Do you like the look of Samsung’s upcoming clamshell W2018? Are you tempted to pick one up when it’s released? Be sure to let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.

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