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Samsung W2019 with Android 8.1 Oreo onboard gets its WiFi certification

Flip phone Samsung W2018 to get a successor soon, obviously called W2019
Flip phone Samsung W2018 to get a successor
Last year's W2018 seems to have been successful enough to get a successor, and so the flip phone refuses to fade away. The upcoming Samsung W2019 has just received its WiFi certification and is very likely to arrive in December. The rumors mention a Snapdragon 845 processor and a dual camera setup on the back.

Back in December 2017, Samsung released the W2018 flip phone as the first handset to hit the market with a variable aperture camera. Sadly, its price was completely off, but even those who were willing to shell out more than US$3,500 for such a device had to face another problem: the Samsung W2018 was only available in China. Anyway, it looks like the W2018 did well enough to get a successor since the Samsung W2019 has just received its WiFi certification.

The WiFi certificate only reveals that the Samsung SM-W2019 device runs Android 8.1 Oreo and supports the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. However, insiders familiar with the matter claim that this handset has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood and a dual camera setup on the back. There is no word about the other technical specs, but we should find out more in the weeks to come.

Since Samsung usually refreshes existing products around the same period of the year, we will probably see the W2019 launch in around two months. We can only hope that the rest of the world will get this phone as well and — thanks to the increased production volume — the price will go down so most people can enjoy this old-school design. Maybe a Lite edition would be an excellent idea, what do you think? Is there still room for a flip phone in 2018? If your answer is affirmative, how much are you willing to spend on such a handset?

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-10- 9 (Update: 2018-10- 9)
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.