Samsung has been pushing out a very expensive, high-end Android flip phone every year. Last year’s model, the W2018, was the first smartphone to feature a camera with an aperture as wide as f/1.5. The newest phone in this line, the W2019, has now been certified in China by regulatory agencies MIIT and TENAA. As much as you feel inside that you must own this phone, we do need to point out that this line has only been available in China. And those entering text will have to use the old T9 system to type.
The TENAA certification doesn’t mention any specs, but does show images of the phone from all angles. Considering that last year’s W2018 was powered by the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform and carried 6GB of RAM, it wouldn’t be a stretch to expect the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform under the hood of the W2019, along with 8GB of RAM. Bluetooth 4.2 is said to be onboard the new model. The pictures from TENAA appear to show a dual-camera setup on back of the handset. The buzz around the water cooler suggests that Android 8.1 Oreo will be pre-installed.
The W2019, like its predecessors, will have both an internal and external screen. Last year’s model had a pair of 4.2-inch displays, each with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD).