The most outrageous smartphone we covered last year was Samsung’s high-end W2017 flip phone. It had a traditional clamshell build with a price beyond what you’d ever expect. If these new leaks are anything to go by, Samsung is readying an equally outrageous successor.
These renders and live photos come courtesy of Slashleaks:
Currently tagged as the W2018 — or codename SM-G9298 based on the rumors — the flagship flip phone is set to come with specifications that would rival last year’s premium smartphones, such as a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of memory, and up to 64GB of storage for its Android software.
What’s more interesting, however, is the return of the back-to-back 4.2-inch Full HD AMOLED displays. This would allow you to check notifications without having to open up the phone every time.
Here’s how it could look like:
If it’s anything like its predecessor, the W2018 will only be available in China and have a price close to, if not more than, US$ 3,000.
That price may sound crazy, but the fact that there’s a successor to the overpriced W2017 means people are willing to shell out cash for such a handset — well, in China at least.