The Snapdragon 845 is the processor of choice for flagship smartphones this year. You’ll find it in the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9 as well. It appears that Samsung is also opting for this processor for its upcoming flip phone. According to a new report, the W2019 flip phone is likely going to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm.
Samsung releases a premium flip phone every year in China as part of its W series. It’s expected to do that in the coming weeks yet again. The device is believed to be called the W2019 as its predecessor was released as the W2018.
The folks at XDA forums have dug into the kernel source code of the Galaxy S9’s Snapdragon variant and discovered references to the “Lykan” code name. Earlier reports have suggested that the W2019 is being developed over at Samsung under the Lykan code name.
Given that last year’s flip phone had the Snapdragon 835 processor, the same chip as the Galaxy S8, it’s not so difficult to believe that this year’s model with get the latest Qualcomm chip as well. Other specs will likely include at least 6GB of RAM.
Samsung is yet to confirm when it’s going to launch the W2019 officially for customers in China.