While the company prepares its first Android Go smartphone for emerging markets, Samsung is also developing a new device under its clamshell W-series phones which usually releases in China. Following the footsteps of the W2018 Flip phone which was the company’s first phone with a variable aperture that went on to be featured on the flagship Galaxy S9 lineup, Samsung is now reportedly working on bringing some flagship features to the next generation W-series phone.
Expected to be labelled as W2019, the next flip phone in the W-series is reported to feature a dual camera setup at the back, which will be a welcome upgrade over its predecessor. While other details are scarce at the moment, what we can expect is that the W2019 will retain flagship specifications, meaning the device will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset with at least 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
There will be dual screens on the top part of the phone so as to be used when the flip phone is open or shut. Codenamed as Project Lykan, the W2019 might welcome back the main 12-megapixel 1.4 microns camera module from its predecessor and coupled it up with a second camera which could be a 12-megapixel 1µm pixel sized lens with an aperture of a f/2.4 lens, much like the one on the Galaxy S9 Plus.
Having released the W2018 at the end of last year, Samsung might as well unveil the W2019 in-time before the announcement of its flagship Galaxy S10 lineup. That said, the W2019 wouldn’t be short of a costly affair as its predecessor sold for 16,999 yuan (approx. Rs 1,76,000) during its launch.