Tech giants Samsung has officially unveiled its latest clamshell smartphone, the W2019 with all top-end specifications, including a couple of Super AMOLED display panels and a Snapdragon 845 SoC. This new smartphone comes as a successor to the W2018 flip phone. It comes in two different variants that include a Gold Extreme Edition and Platinum Golden Collector’s Edition and both have similar specifications but has a colour difference with one in Gold colour option and another has a Silver paint job. The W2019 Android flip phone also includes a Bixby voice assistant integration as well as gives access to the exclusive service that can be accessed with a press-and-hold gesture on the “8” key. However, the price and availability details of this latest smartphone are yet to be announced.
In terms of built, it is similar to the previous W-series Android flip phones, the Samsung W2019 is designed with premium materials, including anodised, diamond-cut aluminium and glass. The phone also has a brushed finish and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Additionally, there is a compact physical T9 keypad to enable one-handed control. Customers can also avail screen and battery replacement by using the exclusive service.
Let us take a look at the specifications of this latest smartphone by Samsung:
The Samsung W2019 sports two 4.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED displays. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM. The company packs a 128GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up to 512GB via microSD card. This dual-SIM (Nano) support device runs Android 8.1 Oreo with a proprietary skin on top.
Coming to the camera department, this phone features a dual rear camera that is identical to the Galaxy S9+. This dual camera setup includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor along with a telephoto lens to enable 2x optical zoom. Up front, it features an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies.
In terms of connectivity options, this new handset includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, ANT+, NFC, and USB Type-C. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometric pressure sensor, fingerprint sensor, geomagnetic sensor, gyroscope, hall sensor, iris sensor, and a proximity sensor. The Samsung W2019 is fuelled by a 3,070mAh battery that is claimed to deliver up to 280 hours of standby time on a single charge.