Samsung unveils its high-end W2019 Android clamshell, powered by the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform

Samsung unveils its high-end W2019 Android clamshell, powered by the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform
Samsung has officially announced the latest version of its high-end Android powered clamshell phone, the W2019. Pre-orders will be accepted starting tomorrow, November 11th. As usual, the pricing is insane with the unit carrying 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage priced at the equivalent of $2,732 USD. Word of the unveiling came from GizmoChina, which mentioned the handset's internal and external 4.2-inch Super AMOLED internal displays. Both feature a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution.

Under the hood, the W2019 is powered by the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. 6GB of RAM is inside along with 128GB/256GB of native storage. On back is a dual camera setup (12MP + 12MP). The primary shooter offers a variable aperture ranging from f/1.5-f/2.4. Other features include OIS, 2X optical zoom, 4K video at 60fps and 1080p slow motion video at 960fps. Keeping the lights on is a 3070mAh battery. There is a fingerprint scanner on the side of the phone, and Android 8.1 Oreo is pre-installed. Color options are Rose Gold and Platinum.

The good news, if you live in the states, is that you won't be able to spend all of that money for a form factor that is outdated. The W2019 is going to be offered only by China Unicom. Besides, the only folding Android powered Samsung handset that U.S. consumers care about is the one that the company teased at its Developer Conference last week.

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11 Comments

1. Lizze

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

2,732 dollar for a HEAVY THICK PHONE, that what I call stupidity. That is not a phone its a brick

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30784; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's not a mainstream production phone lol. Think McFly...think.

2. monkeyb

Posts: 376; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

Prices of Galaxy phones increasing is a problem and disappointment. This phone is a luxury, super niche category phone competing with phones like Vertu and what not. They even have free screen and battery replacement twice a year. So I dont think people should focus and bash Samsung for the price of this phone.

4. Nionx

Posts: 174; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

I want it

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1633; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

cool.

10. TechNeck

Posts: 642; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Y'all are acting like Samsung hasn't been releasing these flip phones for years.

12. sissy246

Posts: 6956; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You are right , they have been. But not a flip phone with specks like this one. But even i don't see why its so much. I could see it more priced like the note 9 at most.

13. TechNeck

Posts: 642; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

They've been making flagship spec clamshell like this for at least 2 years.

14. mootu

Posts: 1370; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

This is the 3rd year Samsung has released a high spec W series clamshell and it's the 10th anniversary of the W series. Clamshells are still popular in Asia and there are a lot of well off people there, (China actually has more millionaires than the US, fun fact for you.)

11. OneLove123

Posts: 787; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I'll buy one if it comes to Merica.

16. civicsr2cool

Posts: 250; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

PLEASE SAMUSUNG, release one of these without the keyborad and inner screen as the s9 mini. PLEASE

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