Samsung launches the W-series clamshell smartphones in China with flagship specifications. Now, the company is teasing to launch the W2018 as the successor to last year’s W2017. The Samsung W2018 will be officially unveiled on December 1st in China. While there are no other official details about the device, the leaks already revealed complete specifications of the device. The device will also include Bixby Artificial Intelligence along with a dedicated Bixby button. As seen with the earlier W-series smartphones, the upcoming W2018 will also be coming with the dual AMOLED displays.
According to the leaks, the W2018 is said to sport dual 4.2-inch Super AMOLED displays with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. It will also include 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card slot. Instead of the latest Android 8.0 Oreo, the device will be running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
In terms of optics, the W2018 is rumored to feature a 12MP rear camera with f/1.5 aperture and LED flash. With the large f/1.5 aperture, the camera on this device should capture outstanding low-light photos. Earlier to this, we have seen LG V30 and Huawei Mate 10 smartphones with f/1.6 cameras. There will also be a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. On the rear of the device, we can also find the fingerprint and heart-rate sensor.
A few rumors also suggest the company to add the IRIS scanner to the Samsung W2018 smartphone. It will be backed by 2,300mAh non-removable battery and should support in-house Adaptive fast charging technology. Along with the touchscreen, the W2018 also comes with T9 keypad and a circular D-pad. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. Since there is no official confirmation, take these details with a pinch of salt.