It had been reported earlier that Samsung is currently working to launch its first Android Go edition based smartphone in the coming months. Now reports are coming in that the South Korean company is also working on a new device under its clamshell W-series smartphone. To recall, it had earlier released the W2018 Flip phone which was the first foldable Android device from the company. The new device currently in works could become its successor when it is launched.
Expected to be called W2019, the new foldable phone from Samsung will reportedly arrive with a dual camera setup on the rear panel. If the report turns out to be true then it would be a welcome upgrade from its predecessor that featured only one camera on its back. As of now, any other specification details of the phone are not available however it is expected that the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with at least 6GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage space.
Apart from these features, the phone will also feature dual display units on the top of the device. This will enable the users to use the device in open as well as shut condition. The Flip phone which is codenamed as Project Lycan is expected to retain the 12-megapixel 1.4-micron camera sensor that featured on the first edition of the device. This sensor may be coupled with another 12-megapixel sensor with a 1um pixel sized lens and an aperture of f/2.4 which is quite similar to the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
Samsung had released the W2018 at the end of last year so it is expected that the W2019 will hit the markets by the end of this year much before the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship device. While the W2018 was available for 16,999 Yuan in China, the successor is likely to cost a bit higher. Right now, there is no information about the availability of the device in the Indian market.