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posted by Fnord666 on Tuesday December 05 2017, @04:24PM   Printer-friendly
from the phone-to-flip-over dept.

Samsung has announced its W2018 dual-screen flip phone, with a wide aperture camera lens, Snapdragon 835, and 6 GB of RAM. It will likely only be released in Asian markets:

Samsung unveiled a new expensive flip phone, the Samsung W2018, during a launch event in China today, as first reported by GizmoChina. Many of the W2018's specs are on par with the S8 and Note 8, with one exception: the camera lens.

[...] With an aperture of f/1.5, Samsung claims that the W2018's 12-megapixel rear camera can capture sharp images in less light than the cameras on rival phones can. It also has a 5-megapixel front camera. Through software, the camera can sense when there's enough light to switch to f/2.4 and capture more of the background in photos. The phone will launch with Android Nougat, instead of Oreo.

[...] As an attempt to sweeten the deal for luxury lovers, Samsung says that W2018 buyers also get perks like concierge help at airports and subways, free software tech support, and a hotline just for VIPs. The phone will get released in China first and the price is yet to be announced, but we can guess it might be even higher than the W2017's price tag of $3,000. That's a lot to pay for tech support and taking clear photos at night.

In the West, you can expect a foldable instead of a flippable phone.

Also at Engadget and Android Headlines.

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by bob_super on Tuesday December 05 2017, @05:27PM (1 child)

    by bob_super (1357) on Tuesday December 05 2017, @05:27PM (#605716)

    A 4.2-inch HD screen! Something that fits in my pockets and doesn't sacrifice battery life for pixels you can't see!
    Can they make the same one, without gimmicks, for a tenth of the price? Just one screen will do, I can open it to use it. Ugly shatter-proof plastic front and back works too. I take no pride in waving around an expensive fragile phone.

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  • (Score: 2) by MostCynical on Tuesday December 05 2017, @08:04PM

    by MostCynical (2589) on Tuesday December 05 2017, @08:04PM (#605789)

    I'm sorry, people with money apparently want "style" over function.
    Also, bragging rights for how fast the battery goes flat, "because it is soooo powerful"

    tau = 300. Greek circles must have been weird.