Samsung just unveiled its latest device, The Samsung W2019, meant for the Chinese market and it is an Android flip phone sporting two AMOLED screens. The device packs some nice specifications that will interest buyers.
The W2019 is like a normal flip device and when closed and opened unveils another AMOLED screen. Both screens can be used when operating the device with the external screen making it look like a normal touchscreen android device. Fliping it reveals the physical numerical keyboard and a directional keypad.
The device is thick (17.3mm) and the back is made out of Corning Gorilla glass for protection. There is a fingerprint sensor at the side of the phone and the rear side of the phone houses a dual camera sensor.
The two screens on the device are AMOLED measuring 4.2 inches and support Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The devices offer 19:9 aspect ratio. The external screen is touch enabled while the internal screen can be controlled with a directional pad and also touch enabled.
Hardware and Software
The W2019 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.8GHz made 64-bit architecture to keep things running smoothly while there is 6GB of RAM space for multitasking. An Adreno 630 Graphics Processor handles the graphical aspect.
For storage, you get either 128GB or 256GB on board storage for files and can be expanded to 512 GB using a micro SD card. The W2019 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Samsung UI on top.
When it comes to the camera department, the rear camera sensors on the W2019 is same as the Samsung S9+ camera sensors. A 12 MP + 12 MP camera sensors (one 12MP sensor has dual f/1.5-2.4 aperture and the other 12 MP sensor supports telephoto for 2x lossless optical zoom) with Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus features adorns the phone.
The selfie camera has 8 MP sensors. The W2019 camera modules support Ultra HD video shooting @60FPS, Slow notion HDat 940fps.
Battery and Others
There is a 3020mAh battery alongside the support for Wi-Fi, Bixby AI Assistant and the whole device is made with anodized aluminium and glass.
Samsung W2019 Specs Sheet
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo), Samsung UI|
|Display||4.2 inches S-AMOLED FHD+ Display, 16:9 Aspect Ratio|
|Camera||12 MP + 12 MP rear Camera, 8 MP selfie Camera|
|RAM||6 GB RAM|
|Security||Face ID and Fingerprint ID|
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
B1(2100), B3(1750~1765), B3(1765~1780), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900) B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2555~2575), B41(2575~2635), B41(2635~2655)
|SIM Type||Dual SIM slot|
Design and Display
|Dimensions||132.9 x 63.4 x 17.3mm|
|Display Size||4.2-inch, 16:9 Aspect ratio|
|Display Resolution||1080p, FHD+ (1920 x 1080 pixels)|
|Build||Aluminium and Glass|
|Colours||PlantinumSilverk, Silver, Gold|
Platform and Hardware
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Processor Name/Technology||Qualcomm Snapdragon 4845 / 64 Bit Technology|
|Number of Processor Cores||8|
|Processor Speed||2.8 GHz (2.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385)|
|Graphics Chipset||Adreno 630|
|Internal Storage||128GB / 256 GB|
|External Storage||Yes, Up to 512 GB, uses SIM 2 slot|
|Sensors||Acceleration Sensor, Barometric Pressure Sensor, Fingerprint Reader, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Iris Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor|
|Rear||Dual 12MP + 12MP camera Cameras, LED flash,|
|Features||Face Detection, AI scene recognition, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Touch to focus|
|Video||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|
|Audio||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DFF, DSF, APE|
|Image||JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth ® 4.2|
|Wifi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|USB||Yes, Type C|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Battery Capacity||3,070 mAh, 85 Hours Standby Time|
|Security Features||Face ID and Finger Print (side)|
Price & Availability
Samsung W2019 is available in the following colours: Black, Gold, Silver, Platinum. It is expected to cost within the range of ~$1,439.