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Samsung W2018 now official with world’s first f/1.5 aperture phone camera

Samsung W2018 luxury flip phone with f/1.5 camera (Source: SamMobile)
Samsung W2018 (Source: SamMobile)
The Samsung W2018 is a luxury dual-display flip phone that features the world's first f/1.5 aperture phone camera. Expected to retail for more than US$2,000, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and features a Bixby button.

The Samsung W series handsets have been around for a few years already and now the W2018 is ready to hit the market. Unveiled during a special event that took place in China earlier today, this premium flagship with two screens brings together top-of-the-line specs and the clamshell design that many users consider to be ancient history nowadays.

The Samsung W2018 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor as well as 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. If that is not enough, a TENAA listing shows a 256 GB variant is in the cards as well.

This rather peculiar flagship also comes with two 4.2-inch full HD displays, a dedicated Bixby key, USB Type-C connectivity, a 5 MP front camera, and a 12 MP main image shooter that is also the world's first f/1.5 camera to be used in a mobile phone. The Samsung W2018 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, but considering its price and hardware specs, it should receive Android 8.0 as an update pretty soon.

A handset with the specs above might gain a limited fan base in the Western world, but there are two attributes that will keep it in China: the weight of almost 0.55 pounds and the price that is expected to go above the equivalent of US$2,000.

Since it looks like there is no official info regarding the models to hit the market and their prices, we will probably hear about the Samsung W2018 again in the coming weeks.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-12- 1 (Update: 2017-12- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.