A Samsung flip phone (model number SM-G9298) was certified by TENAA in China 2 months ago. A few images of this smartphone have appeared recently on SlashLeak unraveling most features of the phones alongside with specs and design. The phones seems quite impressive though if you still have a thing for flip phones. Nonetheless, Just like Samsung did this with its last flip phone, it may not come to US or India in future.
Supposedly the phone will be called Samsung W2018, a successor to last year’s W2017. TENAA listings establish that it would be a high-end device with two 4.2-inch Full HD displays and Snapdragon 821 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and it will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow powered by 2,300 mAh battery. On the optical front, a 12 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP selfie-cam are included as well.
The handset will probably only be available in China and a few other Asian countries. The move seems defensive as Samsung doesn’t plan this phone for Western markets, perhaps as no distinct faction of the western market seems yearning for flip phones. So, for its tightened market demographics, somewhere around next month it may be available for its Asian clients who will, in some way, also decide the future of continuation of this flagship and its potential to stand relevant.