Samsung W2018 review, spec, price and release date

Samsung has disclosed its most recent ultra-premium smart flip phone at an event in Xiamen, China, and it's an obvious beast. The W2018 is the most recent addition to Samsung's W series. It's likewise the tenth anniversary of the W series, which is still common in Asia. They are priced higher than regular Samsung global leads smartphones, like the S8 and Note 8.

With respect to the phone itself, we're looking at an unmistakably high-end gadget built from a mix of metal and glass. It comes in two colors – Elegant Gold and Platinum. The device comes with a pair of 4.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen displays, each with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. For those that prefer a more traditional clamshell experience, the phone also features a full keypad and navigational buttons.

With an aperture of f/1.5, Samsung claims that the W2018's 12-megapixel rare camera can take sharp pictures in less light than the cameras on other top smartphones. It likewise has a 5-megapixel front camera. On the downside, the luxury phone only runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, although Samsung promised that an update to Oreo (8.0) will be available in 2018.

Like its latest Galaxy S family, the gadget is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset supported by a husky 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of capacity (expandable up to 256 GB). It additionally accompanies a dual sim slot, a 2,300 mAh battery, a rear mounted unique fingerprint scanner, and Samsung's Bixby assistant (including a dedicated Bixby button).

As usual the Samsung's flagship flip phone, the W2018 will only retail in Asia in the meantime and is relied upon to cost above 720,000 NGN
( $2,000 ).


OS And Hardware
OSAndroid v7.1.1 (Nougat)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPUOcta Core
Height122 mm
width60.2 mm
ColorsElegant Gold and Platinum
TypeFull HD Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
Screen Size4.2 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
SensorsG-Sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, E-Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Heart rate sensor, Hall effect
Card slotmicroSD, Yes Up to 256GB
Internal64 GB
LED FlashYes
Video RecordingYes
Digital ZoomYes
Music playYes
RadioFM Radio
Alert typesVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Battery and Power
Capacity2300 mAh
Quick chargingYes
Releasing Date
AnnouncedDecember, 2017
Launch dateDecember 22, 2017 (China)
Expected Price
Naira720,000 NGN - 900,000 NGN (unofficial)

What do you make of the Samsung W2018 and its odd blend of top of the line specs, indulgent design, and old-school mix? Tell us in the comments section below.

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