Samsung To Launch A Flagship Flip-Phone With Snapdragon 845
South Korean tech giant Samsung has released two flagship devices this year – the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9+. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ sold in the U.S. and China features Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Whereas, the smartphones sold in other regions are powered by the Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC. It’s highly likely that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will launch next year. But, chances are that Samsung might launch another flagship smartphone in China before the S10. The smartphone is expected to be the Samsung W2019 powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.
The name is quite unfamiliar for other regions, but it is a familiar name in the Chinese sub-continent. In December 2016, Samsung released its flip-phone model, the Samsung W2017 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The device was priced at $3,000. Then in December 2017, Samsung released another flip-phone in China, called the Samsung W2018 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and a price tag of over $2,000. Looking at the past trends, it is safe to say that the tech giant may introduce another a Samsung W2019 model with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and Android Pie. Just like the erstwhile models, this model might also carry a hefty price tag and won’t be available to audience outside China.
Samsung W2019 Specs And Rumours
In July this year, a Chinese native on twitter first leaked some information about the alleged Samsung W2019. The tweet suggested that the W2019 model might be given a code name of Project Lykan and will use dual camera. The upcoming flip-phone may sport two 4.2 inch FHD+ displays and 6 GB of RAM. It is expected to have a dual camera setup, a Bixby key and a USB Type-C port.
Last week, a website revealed that Samsung is testing the W2019 model with firmware version W2019ZCU0ARI1. Apart from this, there’s no news about the device as of yet. However, if you look at smartphone’s predecessors, then it is expected the Samsung W2019 will also be impressive.