Continuing its tradition, South Korean brand Samsung has unveiled its latest luxury flip phone for the year – W2019. The W2019 is predecessor to last year’s W2018. The device features the iconic flip phone design with top of the line hardware that is found in flagship devices. Let’s take a look at the technical specifications and features of the device.
Display & Design:
Like the W2018, Samsung’s latest W2019 features dual AMOLED displays measuring 4.2-inches. The first display is on the front which is shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass. Opening the device reveals the second display as well as a numeric keypad. In terms of design, the W2019 sports a aluminum and glass design which ensures durability. With the phone closed, the device measures 17.3mm in thickness. To unlock the device, there is a fingerprint scanner mounted on the side. There is also a dedicated Bixby button to awake the digital assistant. However there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. The Samsung W2019 will be available in Silver, and Gold color options.
In the optics department, the W2019 sports dual rear cameras identical to the Galaxy S9+. One is a 12MP primary sensor with variable aperture of f/1.5-f/2.4. It switches manually depending on the lighting conditions. The other is a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. A 8MP sensor with f/2.0 is fitted on the front for clicking selfies. The device also offers 4K video recording.
Hardware, OS & Battery:
Under the hood, the W2019 houses Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 processor. It is paired with 6GB RAM. In terms of storage, the device is available in two memory options i.e. 128GB or 256GB. The storage is expandable via microSD card.
Coming to the software, the device runs Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box with Samsung’s own UI on the top. The Samsung W2019 draws its power from a 3,070mAh battery. The phone features a USB Type-C connector for charging and transferring data.
Pricing & Availability:
As for now, the Samsung W2019 is available only in China. We don’t know the details about pricing and release date at the moment. The device will likely set you back more than 10,000 Yuan (Rs 1,04,783).