SM-W2018 clamshell to come with a Snapdragon 835 CPU and 6GB of RAM

Twitter tipster @mmddj_china has revealed that Samsung’s upcoming SM-W2018 clamshell smartphone will sport a Snapdragon 835 processor and 6GB of RAM — so it’s safe to say that it isn’t going to be a slouch when it comes to performance.

What will probably let the SM-W2018 down, however, is its software. PhoneArena believes that it will ship running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which is disappointing; especially when you consider the handset is rumored to retail for around $2,000.

The rest of the internals aren’t particularly impressive, either. The SM-W2018 is expected to feature a pair of 4.2-inch Full HD displays, a 12MP rear-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), a 5MP selfie shooter, 64GB of storage and a 2,300mAh battery.

Related: Samsung SM-W2017 clamshell smartphone spotted on Zauba with 4.2-inch display

To be honest, unless Samsung is using some sort of battery-extending witchcraft, we’re not sure how a 2,300mAh cell is going to power two displays and a Snapdragon 835 processor for eight hours, let alone twenty-four.

Typically, Samsung reserves its clamshell smartphones for China, though if you reside elsewhere, you’ll be able to import one — but it’s looking like you’ll need to pay north of 2,000 bucks for the pleasure.


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This product is not meant for mass market, only for Chinese parvenu to show off their wealth or gift to others. They basically buy this phone just because it is super expensive. There is no need to discuss about specs as the potential customers do not care at all.
It is a tradition for Chinese businessmen to use clamshell phones and Samsung designed it this way so that it is unique and recognizable.


The pricing is a bit ridiculous, its a clamshell for starters. so it already is at a major disadvantage for what normal smartphones are capable of. it may run android but its use will be that of a clamshell phone. Not very smart. Why use such a massive processor and RAM for this phone that is mainly going to be used for calls and pictures?!
Running Marshmallow…. can’t say much else about that.
Really do not understand what they expect from this phone or the users that would want it. at this price!
Note8 looks pretty cheap in comparison

Dan Conwell
Dan Conwell

Why would it require witchcraft to have a decent battery life? While there are two displays – one to use while the handset is closed, and one to use while it is open – they won’t be operating simultaneously… At most – one may display the time with an AOD type ultra low power consumption state. Also – the Snapdragon 835 is a 10nm chip with lower power consumption than its predecessors (over 20% less than an 820) – plus the screens are much smaller than the flagship screens at 4.2″ – and they are only rendering at 1080p ..… Read more »