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The Samsung W2018 clamshell phone is expected to retail for over $2000

The W2017 reportedly sold for about $2900 USD.
The W2017 reportedly sold for about $2900 USD. (Source: GSMArena)
The Samsung W2018 will be Samsung's premium flip phone for the year and while that price tag may seem like a joke gone wrong, there's no doubt that the device itself is an incredible package.

Samsung are undisputed kings of the Android market, so it's no surprise that they can afford to try new things without fear of failure. The South Korean giants have a tradition of releasing premium flip phones with specifications that wouldn't lose out to the newest Galaxy flagships. Their newest entry, the W2018 clamshell phone,  is another one such device, and its spec sheet doesn't disappoint in the least.

The W2017 was released in November 2016 and this one makes a few improvements on it. While the W2017 was powered by the Snapdragon 820, this one uses the Snapdragon 835—the same SoC used on the S8 and upcoming Note 8. The W2018 also improved on the 4GB of RAM on the W2017, opting for 6GB. Both devices have 64GB of storage, though.

Not much else is known but the W2018 is expected to use the same camera configuration as the S8—a 12MP rear camera (with OIS) and a 5MP selfie shooter. If previous models and rumors are anything to go by, it'll have two 4.2" Super AMOLED FHD displays, a fingerprint sensor, and fast-charging technology. It's also expected to run on Android Nougat.

These are amazing features, really; ones that wouldn't look out of place on any flagship device out there. The issue is, previous models sold for close to $3000 USD, which beggars the question: Who buys a $3000 flip phone?

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Ricci Rox, 2017-07-27 (Update: 2017-07-27)