You won’t find a lot of takers for a flagship flip phone in major markets across the globe but Samsung has found a niche market for such a product in China. It has been launching its W-series of flagship flip phones in China for a few years now with the latest model, the W2018, being launched in December last year.
Samsung is reportedly working on the successor to this handset which may presumably be called the W2019 under codename Project Lykan. Word on the street is that this device will feature a dual camera system.
First flagship flip phone with a dual camera
The W-series flip phones from Samsung are bonafide flagship smartphones when you look at the spec sheet. The W2018 is basically a mix of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8 with its Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB storage and the world’s first 12 megapixel f/1.5 aperture camera. The device shipped with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
The handset also features two 4.2-inch Full HD displays, a 5-megapixel front camera, a dedicated Bixby key and a USB Type-C port. Like its predecessor, the W2018 was only launched in China.
A China-based leakster claims that the W2019 is going to feature a dual camera system at the back. That’s not so hard to believe since the W-series does have flagship-level specs. Moreover, dual cameras are hardly limited to flagship devices anymore. Samsung devices like the Galaxy J7+ and the Galaxy A6+ already feature dual camera systems so this is very much within the realm of possibility.
No further information is available about the W2019 at this point in time but we can reasonably expect the Snapdragon 845 and at least 6GB of RAM in the handset. There’s little reason to believe that Samsung will launch its next flagship flip phone in any other market except China. We’ll likely be hearing more about this device in the months to come as Samsung may only launch it by the end of this year.