Samsung is set to unveil a new flip phone model in China on November 9.The South Korean giant has sent invites to a launching event scheduled in Wuxi, a town near Shanghai, in which it will unveil the SM-W2019 since the successor to the W2018 which was launched in December last year. The W2018 featured two 4.2-inch AMOLED display panels also comprised a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, combined with 6GB of RAM. Lately, a report detailing the W2019 speculated the smartphone could come with a Snapdragon 845 SoC. It is also claimed to be codenamed”Lykan”.
As per the alleged invite shared from tipster Zyad Atef, Samsung has verified that it’s launching the W2019 flip phone in China on November 9. This new model will probably be the successor to the W2018 which debuted past year with 2 4.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) AMOLED display panels along with a Snapdragon 835 SoC. The previous year version also had 6GB of RAM, 64GB/ 256GB storage options along with microSD card service, 12-megapixel rear camera detector along with an f/1.5 aperture, 5-megapixel sensor in the front, along with a 2,300mAh battery.
Folks at SamMobile speculate the Samsung W2019 will keep the legacy of having high-end specifications, including a set of full-HD AMOLED displays along with the top-end, Snapdragon 845 SoC. The device could have a double rear camera setup together with artificial intelligence (AI) endorsed features such as a Scene Optimiser. Further, there could be Android 8.1 Oreo at the initial stage, although the handset is likely to receive Android 9 Pie in the future.
If we believe what was spotted throughout the kernel source code of this Galaxy S9’s Snapdragon variation earlier this season, the W2019 flip phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC. The smartphone is also said to be internally known as”Lykan” and could have a metallic body.
It has been two decades that Samsung has already been found its reverse phones in China. The first reverse phone was launched by the company in November 2016 with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, although it attracted the W2018 because its brand new clamshell design smartphone in November last year. This suggests that the new phone is launching on the date specified in the invite together using a Snapdragon 845 SoC.
Details like the cost and availability of the Samsung W2019 are yet to be revealed. We may get some information at the time of the official launch next week.