Samsung’s SM-W2018 enters testing, firmware spotted

It has been rumored multiple times over the fast few months that Samsung has a new flagship flip phone in the pipeline. The company hasn’t confirmed anything about this device as yet. Reports suggest that it’s called the W2018 and that it’s going to have flagship-level specifications.

The flip phone, bearing model number SM-W2018, is reportedly going to feature a pair of 4.2-inch Full HD displays, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB of storage and a 2,300mAh battery. It may also feature a 12-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera.

The latest whispers out of China suggest that the SM-W2018 has now entered testing. A firmware for the device has been spotted as well, it’s version number W2018ZCU0AQI9. We’ve independently verified this and this firmware does indeed exist.

Samsung is yet to confirm when it’s going to unveil its new flagship flip phone. The company’s clip phones are generally reserved for the Chinese markets. It’s likely going to be the same case with the W2018.

The handset might cost a pretty penny. If reports are to be believed, it may cost north of $2,000 in China when it eventually comes out. Would you rather buy one of these are two Galaxy Note 8? Let us know in the comments below.


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i’ve been trying for years now to get them to bring the phone here.. since the W2013 came out.. Looks #Samsung doesn’t care to….


Samsung should start evaluating the availability of the Galaxy Folder in other markets.


I have begged, and begged, and begged for them to release these globally!!! The Galaxy Folder 2 (2017) is incredible, I’ve been using mine as my daily driver for a month now. Even though I miss Samsung Pay (I can still use it with my Gear S3 though) and a lot of other more powerful features, it’s highly usable, but it needs things like an external screen, NFC, and a little more power. I am far more willing to pay US $699 (maybe even $749) for this phone over $899 for a Galaxy Note 8, that’s for sure, and I… Read more »