Samsung's high-end Android flip phone may sport SD-835 and 6GB of RAM

Samsung's W-series phones are high-end handsets with a flip form factor. The melding of the old and new works out just fine for those who miss their old device, but want to have the most up to date software and specs. The SM-W2018 is expected to be the latest W-series handset coming from Samsung. Back in May, the phone was certified by China's regulatory TENAA agency. At the time, the handset was powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset and carried 4GB of RAM inside. Earlier this month, the manual for the phone leaked revealing that wireless charging will be a feature on the phone.

Image from the manual for the SM-W2018

Image from the manual for the SM-W2018

Today, a tweet sent out by a tipster out of China tells us to expect the SM-W2018 to carry specs that are even more high-end than originally thought. According to the tweets, the flip phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. That means we should expect an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. In addition, the phone will sport 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage according to this leak.

The SM-W2018 features a pair of 4.2-inch screens, both with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. A 2300mAh battery keeps the lights on, and there is a 12MP camera in back with a 5MP selfie snapper in front. Our original information stated that Android 6.0.1 is pre-installed. If so, that might be related to the form factor. We will know more when the phone is unveiled, which should happen in the near future.

source: @mmddj_china via Playfuldroid

FEATURED VIDEO

16 Comments

1. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

SuperAmoled, gorilla glass 5, sd835, 6gb, camera s8, Elegant phone Samsung Compete itself in such a phones type

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So they put 6GB in this phone, but not in there flagship Galaxy S? I'm confused. The flipper will have a smaller display and certainly far less features. So why is it getting 6GB of RAM? 6GB would have been great on the S8's.

3. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Huge flop!!! Let's try to make 2005 hip again..

4. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Because the US and the West will never see it locally for Sale.

5. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

6GB of RAM or not, they more importantly need to address the underlying real world performance issues causing s8/s8+ to lag/stutter.

6. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Leave 2005 alone. I would totally buy this phone. I yearn for more practical times with advance features at the ready

7. lyndon420

Posts: 6369; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

May as well put out as many as they can before they become banned...unless they can figure out a way to incorporate fingerprint and other biometric scanners into them.

8. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

everytime one of these writers write about any samsung device, haters always gotta hate with the "S8/+ lag" comment LOL...as if the iphone 7 and prior iphones dont lag either About 2,420,000 results (0.70 seconds) Search Results iPhone 7 is Slow and Lags, How-To Fix - AppleToolBox appletoolbox.com › How-to Nov 16, 2016 - Although the iPhone 7 has a very fast processor and generally has a superior performance, sometimes you will find that your iPhone 7 is slow and lags. This is primarily due to software and is most likely not related to the iPhone 7 hardware. Most users notice this lag while working with the Home button. iPhone 7 lag | MacRumors Forumshttps://forums.macrumors.com › iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch › iPhone › iPhone Oct 5, 2016 - 25 posts - ‎11 authors Would you say this kind of lag when scrolling is normal for an iPhone 7? [MEDIA] iPhone 7+ Siri Lag 3 posts Jan 4, 2017 iPhone 7 Massive Lag Anyone? 23 posts Nov 11, 2016 iPhone 7 animation lag 2 posts Sep 23, 2016 iPhone 7/7+ iOS 10 app close animation 25 posts Sep 16, 2016 More results from forums.macrumors.com Iphone 7 freezing and lagging almost unusable | Official Apple ...https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7880199?start=0&tstart=0 Mar 2, 2017 - To force restart an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo. iPhone 7 Plus lag Apr 26, 2017 iPhone 7 unlock lag and closing animation lag Jan 22, 2017 Iphone 7 animation-lag issues Oct 25, 2016 iPhone 7 animation lag... Sep 16, 2016 More results from discussions.apple.com Fix Animation Lag on the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus - YouTube Video for iphone 7 lag▶ 1:19https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLp6xWnCJJc Oct 2, 2016 - Uploaded by ITJungles Your iPhone 7 or 7 plus may experiencing some animation lagging when you are using it. You can try to do ... How to Fix iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus Lag Issue & Speed Up (Solved) techxat.com/fix-lag-iphone-7-iphone-7-plus-solved/ The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the world's fastest devies the fact that are packed with A10 chip. However, some people have reported lag on iPhone 7/7 Plus. Apple iPhone 7 Performance Issue: Why is my iPhone 7 so slow ...https://www.ikream.com › iPhone Troubleshooting › Apple iPhone 7 Jan 6, 2017 - Performance issues in mobile devices such as sluggish, lagging, freezing and ... iPhone 7 freezes; iPhone 7 is lagging; unexpectedly turns off ... iPhone 7 lag when using passcode - iPhone, iPad, iPod Forums at ...https://forums.imore.com/iphone-7/381429-iphone-7-lag-when-using-passcode.html Jan 12, 2017 - 5 posts - ‎3 authors Happy New Year I recently got a 128GB iPhone 7. I'm having a issue where when I enter the passcode, theres a 3 second lag before it goes to ... iPhone 7 Plus Lag/iOS Lag. - iPhone, iPad, iPod Forums at iMore.comhttps://forums.imore.com/iphone-7-plus/376416-iphone-7-plus-lag-ios-lag.html Feb 10, 2017 - 17 posts - ‎12 authors iPhone 7 Plus 256GB With 189GB Free. iOS 10 on t

12. kiko007

Posts: 7383; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You realize that not only is the iPhone an older model (came out last September) but has sold over 15x more handsets than the S8 duo, right? The statistics have to account for these variables, as more users are ALWAYS going to create more problems. Same with the longer you hold onto a phone. Also, everything beyond the first paragraph in your post is wholly unnecessary. It's long, convoluted, copypasta that adds nothing to your original point. Someone could do the EXACT SAME search for the S8 and copypasta, what then? Just stay on topic.

14. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

You are a well known Apple troll who just got triggered.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7383; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And you're a nobody all over my joystick. You should be grateful... senpai finally noticed you :).

16. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

The hypocrite troll got busted

9. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

even my core i5 7th gen linux mint home computer with 16gb ram, 4gb video card, ssd hard drive...lags at some point requiring a reboot...yes, my home computer is on 24/7 like most people do with their smartphone any computer like device will lag at some point...get over it people LOL

13. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

My computer doesn't lag and it's an i3. Sorry, but it's just your computer and you sound like a moron after typing all that crap and not saying anything meaningful. ROFL

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yet another high-end clamshell from Samsung. How do I get one at my local store? Can't seem to find any.

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This is good news for the rectangle slab haters. Bravo.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.