Catering to nostalgia and appeal for phones with the clamshell form, Samsung is said to be launching a new flagship flip phone called the SM-W2018.
Just three months after the launch of the SM-G9298, an Android-based flip phone, the SM-W2018 is reported to have flagship specifications.
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Leaked images by @MMDDJ_ reveal the exterior and interior displays on the SM-W2018. The alphanumeric physical keyboard appears to sit flush with the brushed metal look.
In a design that appears to be similar to the Galaxy S8, the smartphone’s rear camera is positioned in the centre of the device, with LED flash and a fingerprint scanner on either side of it.
Reports point towards 4.2-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 or 6GB RAM, 64 GB of internal storage and 2,300 mAh battery.
On the camera front, the smartphone is said to have a 12 MP rear shooter and 5MP selfie camera,
Like the SM-G9298, the SM-W2018 could be China-specific and attract a price of over $2000.
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics announced a net profit of 11.1 trillion won ($9.89 billion) in the third quarter this year a 245 per cent increase from the same quarter last year. The profit was boosted by the strong returns from its chip business.
The company said its operating profit in the July-September period reached 14.53 trillion won (nearly $13 billion), representing a 279.4 per cent increase. Both the operating profit and the sales revenue of the electronics giant are in line with its forecasts published on October 13.