Samsung's next Android flipper is certified in China; W2019 should carry high-end specs and pricing

Samsung's next Android flipper is certified in China; W2019 should carry high-end specs and pricing
For a few years now, Samsung has been pushing out a very expensive, high-end Android flip phone every year. Last year's model, the W2018, was the first smartphone to feature a camera with an aperture as wide as f/1.5. The newest phone in this line, the W2019, has now been certified in China by regulatory agencies MIIT and TENAA. As much as you feel inside that you must own this phone, we do need to point out that this line has only been available in China. And those entering text will have to use the old T9 system to type.

The TENAA certification doesn't mention any specs, but does show images of the phone from all angles. Considering that last year's W2018 was powered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform and carried 6GB of RAM, it wouldn't be a stretch to expect the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform under the hood of the W2019, along with 8GB of RAM. Bluetooth 4.2 is said to be onboard the new model. The pictures from TENAA appear to show a dual-camera setup on back of the handset. The buzz around the water cooler suggests that Android 8.1 Oreo will be pre-installed.

The W2019, like its predecessors, will have both an internal and external screen. Last year's model had a pair of 4.2-inch displays, each with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). Check out images of Samsung's next high-end Android powered flip phone by viewing the image at the top of this article, and by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: TENAA via gizmochina



1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1256; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Now that's a beautiful phone!

2. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Why does this phone exist...

3. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

It's for those who want simple, luxury, yet old style flip smartphone

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1843; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It’s kind of cool

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

What's the use of putting a snapdragon 800 series on this phone? It's not like people buying this phone are after gaming. If they want to justify a higher price tag that they'll be asking they should just include more premium and expensive exterior components. Putting an 845 here doesn't make sense at all

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

SD8xx is better in all aspect than mid-ranger/low-end processors, not just in gaming, it also better in battery life, better DSP, better modem, faster boot/loading time, and smoother UI.

7. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Would you pay around $2500 for a phone with a mid range SoC?, thats roughly what these phones retail for in China and the people that buy them want the best components.

8. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Double post!.

9. TangoIndiaMike

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 16, 2017

Put a qwerty keyboard on this thing instead of the numeric and it would be awesome!

10. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Who still need a phone like this !!!?

11. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

Bring it to the States add qwerty keyboard an I'm sold I want a retro style Flip andriod phone. Slapping the phone shut to end a call on one of my night riders would be classic.

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 or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless