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Samsung W2018 clamshell phone goes official

Samsung and China Telecom announced the W2018 – a high-end flip phone with Android, two touchscreens and Bixby. The event was held in Xiamen, China and celebrated the 10th anniversary of the W series and 25th anniversary of Samsung in the Chinese market.


Samsung W2018
Samsung W2018

Samsung W2018

Samsung W2018 has a pair of 4.2 AMOLED displays of Full HD resolution. The chipset is Snapdragon 835 and is coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. There is also a microSD slot for up to 256 GB more.

The W2018 is the first flip phone with Bixby on board, and Samsung proudly announced that the AI assistant now supports Chinese language.

There is one camera on the back – a 12 MP sensor with a f/1.7 aperture which is most likely the same as the one in the Galaxy S8. On the front, there is a 5 MP snapper with f/1.9 lens. The phone can record 4K video with the main camera at 30 fps.


Samsung W2018
Samsung W2018

Some more Samsung W2018 images

The Samsung W2018 has a 2300 mAh battery and a dual hybrid SIM slot that supports dual standby. It lacks Google services like many China-only devices and runs the year-old Marshmallow 6.0.1.

The Samsung W2018 is offered in Black, but there are also limited edition units in Gold and Silver. The basic version costs the mind-blowing CNY15,999 or more than 2000/$2400 at JD and TMall.

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