The South Korean giant has sent invites to a launching event scheduled in Wuxi, a town near Shanghai, where it will unveil the SM-W2019 since the successor to the W2018 which has been launched in December last year. The W2018 featured two 4.2-inch AMOLED display panels and included a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM. Recently, a report detailing the W2019 theorized that the smartphone could include a Snapdragon 845 SoC. It’s also claimed to be codenamed”Lykan”.
In accordance with the alleged invitation shared by tipster Zyad Atef, Samsung has confirmed that it is launching the W2019 flip phone in China on November 9. This new model is going to be the successor to the W2018 which debuted last season with two 4.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) AMOLED display panels and a Snapdragon 835 SoC. The last year model additionally had 6GB of RAM, 64GB/ 256GB storage alternatives together with microSD card service, 12-megapixel rear camera detector alongside an f/1.5 aperture, 5-megapixel sensor in the front, along with a 2,300mAh battery.
People at SamMobile speculate the Samsung W2019 will continue the legacy of having high-end specifications, including a set of full-HD AMOLED displays and the top-end, Snapdragon 845 SoC. The device could have a dual back camera setup along with artificial intelligence (AI) endorsed features such as a Scene Optimiser. Further, there could be Android 8.1 Oreo at the initial stage, though the handset is very likely to obtain Android 9 Pie later on.
If we think what was spotted throughout the kernel source code of this Galaxy S9’s Snapdragon variant earlier this season, the W2019 flip phone is going to be powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC. The smartphone can be thought to be internally known as”Lykan” and might have a metal body.
It’s been two decades that Samsung has been launching its reverse phones in China. The first reverse phone was launched by the company in November 2016 with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, while it brought the W2018 because its new clamshell design smartphone in November this past year. This implies that the new phone is found on the date given in the invitation along with a Snapdragon 845 SoC.
Details such as the cost and availability of the Samsung W2019 are yet to be revealed. We may find some information at the time of the official launch next week.