The flip phone is a form factor largely left behind with the emergence of smartphones, storage for Samsung, which regularly publishes new smart phones in China and selects other countries. And this week, the company introduced such a model.
Samsung W2019 is a new smart flip phone that runs Android and packs some high-end specifications. It has two 4.2-inch 1920×1080 Super AMOLED monitors, one external and one internal, and it has a fingerprint reader on the side. Inside the phone is a directional cushion, number keys, Send and End keys, and Android navigation buttons like Back and Home.
Samsung W2019 can compete with many other Android flags when it comes to internals, as the phone packs an Octagonal Snapdragon 845 processor along with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage space and a microSD card slot to add up to 512 GB of additional storage. There is a dual 12MP rear camera layout on the W2019, with the main sensor offering a variable aperture with f / 1.5 and f / 2.4, while the other camera has a f / 2.4 aperture. The two rear cameras also offer features like optical image stabilization and 2x optical zoom.
The rounding of the Samsung W2019 specification list is an 8MP front camera for all your needs, a 3070mAh battery, a dedicated Bixby button, USB-C and Android 8.1 Oreo. Unfortunately, the Samsung W2019 follows the footsteps of many other newer smartphones because it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Samsung W2019 will be available through China Unicom, with advance orders from November 11th. The prices for this high-end flip phone will be set at 18999 yuan, or around $ 2731 USD. Customers who purchase this luxurious Android tab will have access to concierge features, as well as accessories such as disinfecting the phone, discounted display and battery changers, and exclusive hotline service.
Like Samsung's other Android-powered flip phones, it's unlikely we'll see W2019 available outside of China and maybe a few other countries. It's a bit disappointing because this is a rather interesting device, offering high-end specifications and a form factor that we do not see much in the smartphone world. With such a high price tag, however, it seems unlikely that W2019 would have a strong sale if it was brought to the United States, so it is also understandable that Samsung may not want to bother with a big edition.
What do you think of Samsung W2019? Would you like a smart flip phone if the form factor was used more?