First press render of Samsung's high-end flip phone (SM-W2018) leaked out

Samsung is readying not one, but two high-end Android smartphones for the second half of the year. The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be unveiled on August 23, but another flagship meant to the Chinese market is likely to be introduced very soon, the so-called Samsung SM-W2018.

The sequel to the SM-W2017, the upcoming smartphone will feature a clamshell form factor, just like the predecessor. Less than a week ago, new details about the high-end phone surfaced again, which claimed the Samsung SM-W2018 would pack a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 64GB internal memory, and no less than 6GB RAM.

Also, the flip phone is expected to sport two 4.2-inch displays with full HD (1080p) resolution, as well as a 12-megapixel primary camera and a secondary 5-megapixel selfie snapper.

Today, the first press render showing the phone from all angles has just emerged. Samsung SM-W2018 has already been certified by TENAA (the Chinese regulatory agency) and FCC (Federal Communications Commission), but it's still unclear whether or not the smartphone will go on sale outside China.

source: Slashleaks



16. Nostromo79

Posts: 171; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

I would team one of these flip-phones with an S9 or Note9. I've been using two devices for the past four years and would love a high capability, retro-cool flip phone. Briefly, I was using my Sanyo SCP-5500 (Sprint VM-4500) and a Palm Treo 650 from December of 2004 to March of 2005. It'd have to be something very capable not just a low-powered bauble.

14. civicsr2cool

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Why cant they release this with one display and no keyboard! God all of these flagship flips and giant phablet flagships with nothing in between.

15. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Like the LG Dare or Samsung Instinct but modernized?

10. NDKsis

Posts: 14; Member since: May 31, 2017

I wonder why the potential price is not mentioned. Its predecessors from W2013 to W2017 cost more than 11k RMB (1.6k USD) at launch. They do have some luxury material like leather or gilding, but still quite profitable. Anyway there have been wealthiers who want something different buying them, that's why the series continues.

9. domfonusr

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

If only they sold the Android flip phones in the US competitively... I would consider one if the price were right, and if I could get it with my carrier. I know one was sold in the US, but from what I've heard it didn't do well, and was thought to be a little gimmicky.

8. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 146; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

OMG!! I want this phone! I hope it comes to the U.S.

7. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

" another flagship meant to the Chinese market..." *Sigh*..... meant *for* the Chinese market."

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31811; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn, that sucker has a FPS. Nice Sammy.

4. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I wonder if this is going to be a too little, too late situation for Samsung. 4 years ago I had customers who waned a flip phone with a decent sized display & then they'd just use an iPad or tablet for what they'd do on a smartphone. We'll see how this plays out.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"I wonder if this is going to be a too little, too late situation for Samsung." Well, Samsung has been doing this high-end flip phones since 2013... So, not sure what you talking about.

13. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I know that, even though they weren't on any major us carriers in 2013. I meant too little too late as in the sales might not be what they expect, depending on what market they're targeting.

2. ahmadkun

Posts: 713; Member since: May 02, 2016

Someone just figured out the right place for the fingerprint scanner

3. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Just like there's no right or wrong way to fold a towel, there's no right or wrong place for the FPS, just what people prefer.

11. SyCo87

Posts: 333; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Yes, there are horrible places to put a FPS, bad analogy btw.

12. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Soooooooooooooo you're saying there's only one way to fold a towel? They're not even folded the same way in department stores, JUST LIKE fingerprint scanners are not all in the same place on phones. Prefect analogy. It just went over your head.

1. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

My next phone. Jk

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