Samsung has launched the new Samsung W2019, the newest of the company’s rare flip phone series. The high-end device comes in two eye stunning colors: Rose Gold and Platinum. The Rose Gold Extreme Edition has a dark red glow, while the Platinum Collector’s Edition has a sea blue glow. The phone is also marked with the 11th anniversary logo and exclusive serial number.
The W2019’s side-mounted power/fingerprint recognition button is a first for Samsung. Combined with ergonomically designed and upgraded compact keyboard, the device makes one-handed control a breeze. Like other Samsung devices, W2019 houses a Sim 1 and a Sim2/microSD slot, this time located at the upper half portion of the device’s side. The device has two 4.2” Super AMOLED screens with 1920×1080 resolutions. The first screen is shown when the phone is shut, while the second screen can be when the phone is flipped open, partnered with a T9 keyboard.
W2019 has dual 12-megapixel cameras on its rear and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It is a promising upgrade from W2018’s 12-megapixel singular rear camera and 5-megapixel front-faced camera. The primary rear camera offers f/1.5 to f/2.4, optimal image stabilization and 2k optical zoom. It also has a video playback resolution of UHD 4K @ 60fps and 1080p slow motion recording @ 960fps.
The phone is running on Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system, W2019 is packed with 6GB of RAM with 128GB of external storage for the Extreme Edition and 256GB of external storage for the Collector’s Edition. It is also equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, perfect for users with on-the-go lifestyle. W2019 is also packed with 3,070mAh cell.
Samsung made sure to let users feel important with their Smart Assistant Program Bixby and W series exclusive service with just a press of a button. With an exclusive hotline, users can enjoy swanky privileges such as free software fixes and phone disinfection.
The impressive W2019 has a height of 132.9mm, is 63.4 mm wide, and has a 17.3 mm thickness. The downside of this device is it weighs a whopping 257g (almost as heavy as three decks of cards).
The Samsung W2019 will be exclusively available in China and is expected to cost 18,999 Yuan (~Php145,175.78).