Samsung has tapped the niche market for flip phones in China with its W-series. The company launches a new flagship flip phone annually as part of this series so it doesn't come as a surprise that it has been working on a new one.
The last one was called W2018 so it's successor will most likely be called the Samsung W2019. The device now appears to have entered testing as the test firmware has now been spotted. This suggests that it may not be long before this handset is launched in the country.
Samsung W2019 flip phone
No word as yet on the specs of the W2019 but if history is any indication, it will have flagship-level tech. The W2018 is essentially a mix of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8. It features the Snapdragon 835 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. We can expect the new device to have the Snapdragon 845 chip with at least 6GB of RAM. The W2018 also features two 4.2-inch Full HD displays, a dedicated Bixby key and a USB Type-C port.
With both 2018 flagships touting dual cameras, there's a real possibility that this tech might make its way to the flip phone as well. An earlier report did claim that the W2019 will have a dual camera system at the back. It won't be out of the ordinary as dual cameras are now shipping on mid-range devices like the Galaxy J7+ as well.
Samsung is testing the W2019 with firmware version W2019ZCU0ARI1 currently. It may not be long now before the handset is officially announced. There's little reason to believe that Samsung will launch it in any other market outside China.