Money Is this Samsung's next high-end Android flip phone?

05:06  10 november  2017
05:06  10 november  2017 Source:   CNET

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[IMG] Last year, Samsung took the wraps off the W2017 flip phone . You can check out two additional images of the device below. It has 4 GB or RAM, 64 GB of storage, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Samsung ' s upcoming flip phone , likely to be called the W2018, is a minor upgrade over its predecessor. Our main newsletter is the Android Weekly which is sent every Sunday and contains all the top Android news, reviews and features from the past week.

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If bezel-less phones are too boring, feast your eyes on something that folds or flips.

Samsung, which has an affinity for high end flip phones, may be working on a new Android-powered flip phone called the SM-W2018. And after seeing some hands-on pictures that could be linked to the device, we're kind of jealous.

Pictures of the rumored SM-W2018 were posted by Chinese phone tipster @MMDDJ on Twitter. The W2018 is assumed to be Samsung's follow up to this year's W2017 flip phone, with high-performing specs like 6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 835 chip.

Although you have to scrounge to find a modern handset that isn't shaped like a shingle, Samsung and LG have continued making limited quantities of Android flip phones for select Asian countries. Still, the industry is clearly thirsting for change, at least in theory.

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Android flip phones aren't exactly new. But what if there were a high - end option available? For instance, late last year, Samsung introduced its Galaxy Golden flip -style smartphone. A next -generation flip phone could definitely give the smartphone market the extra spice it’ s been

The new high - end Android flip phone is said to be the successor to last years Samsung W2017. fields that have been adding to their ranks over the past decade and that are projected to continue expanding well into the next decade./strong.

Phone makers have begun experimenting with flexible display and designs that could fold and bend. ZTE rushed forward with the Axon M, which has two interactive screens and opens like a book (or a tablet).

If this thing is real, you'll most likely drool from afar. Samsung's W flip phones are mostly limited to China. And according to rumors that price the phone around $2,000 (which is about £1,520 or AU$2,600), the phone isn't exactly a steal.

Even if flip phones aren't your thing, Samsung is also reported to be working on phones with foldable displays. So whether it's flip phones or folding phones, we're excited to see phone makers try something different.

Samsung did not respond to a request for comment.

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