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Samsung W2018 Flip Phone launched with Bixby and 1.5 aperture camera

Samsung W2018 Flip Phone launched with Bixby and 1.5 aperture camera

At the time of writing this article, neither Samsung nor China Telecom had yet to confirm the price for the W2018; we tend not to hear about it until much later on (not that any of us outside of China are going to buy one, anyway).

It comes with a Snapdragon 835 chipset and 6GB RAM, which rivals flagship Android handsets like the Galaxy Note8. According to an image by a Chinese leakster who goes by the Twitter handle UniverseIce, the Samsung W2018 features a camera aperture of F/1.5, beating the LG V30, which to refresh your info, sports a F/1.6 camera aperture. The software it runs on is a custom Samsung Experience UI on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with an update to 8 Oreo coming next year. The body of the handset is made out of metal and glass and measures 132.2 x 63.2mm, with a weight of 247 grams. This aperture has a very important role in the low light photography.

The zinc alloy hinge that slaps the device together holds together two 4.2-inch Full HD AMOLED displays, a T9 keyboard and a lot more.

Another first for Samsung's premium line of flip phones here is the addition of Bixby, which started supporting Chinese voice input as of last month. And as many mobile users know, the biggest drawback to modern smartphone cameras are their inability to take the same sort of clear shots at night that seem so effortless during the day. The handset is offered in two color options such as Elegant Gold and Platinum. Storage also quadruples to 256GB. The front camera has a 5MP sensor while the 12MP rear camera comes with Optical Image Stabilization feature. The Samsung W2018 has a USB Type-C port and carries a 2,300mAh battery. This device does include a dedicated Bixby button (the Samsung's version of Siri) and it triggers the lady (Bixby) in no time. It does not appear that the company will be aiming to release the phone in other countries, though you can still order one via online retailers.

At the time of the construction of this article, there is no official information on the pricing and availability of the gadget.