Announcement Samsung W2018: expensive clamshell smartphone with advanced camera

By: Bohdan Chub | 01.12.2017, 14:54
Announcement Samsung W2018: expensive clamshell smartphone with advanced camera

At a charity event in China, Samsung introduced a new "clamshell" Samsung W2018, which became the jubilee tenth model of the W-series.

Two screens

Samsung W2018 is equipped with two 4.2-inch displays with Full HD-resolution, they are covered with glass Gorilla Glass 5. The heart of the smartphone is a powerful processor Snapdragon 835, and the amount of RAM is 6 GB. In the standard version, the internal memory is 64 GB. On sale will also be a collector's edition with a drive for 256 GB, and on the metal case of the smartphone will be engraved serial number.



The smartphone received the world's first mobile camera with optics f / 1.5. The previous record was f / 1.6 in Huawei Mate 10 Pro. A 12-megapixel sensor with a pixel size of 1.4 μm is used. In good lighting, the novelty switches to the aperture value f / 2.4. There is a hybrid autofocus and optical stabilization. Frontal camera for 5 megapixels.

As the operating system uses Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the proprietary shell Samsung Experience 8.5 and virtual assistant Bixby (there is a separate button to start the assistant). For autonomy the battery responds to 2300 mAh with charging via USB Type-C port. Above the keyboard is the scanner of the iris, and the fingerprint reader is on the back.

Owners of Samsung W2018 will also get access to VIP-services, including round-the-clock support, privileges at airports and while traveling by train.

How much is?

The device will be sold to the network of the Chinese operator China Telecom. There is no information on the price of the novelty, but in previous generations it began at about $ 1500. Samsung W2018 simply is not designed for the mass market.

In Asia, the Samsung W2018 will be sold for about $ 2,400.