Samsung released the successor to last year’s China-only clamshell smartphone – the W2018 with the new Samsung W2019 not long ago. The new Samsung W2019 still follows in
the tradition of its predecessor with some similarities like the dual AMOLED display and a clamshell build. Let’s take a look at more of their similarities as well their differences – hopefully, upgrades.
Samsung W2019 VS Samsung W2018 – Design & Display
Everything in the design and display segment is pretty much the same. Last year’s W2018 has dual 4.2 AMOLED display with a 16:9 aspect ratio while the W2019 also has a dual 4.2 Super AMOLED display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. On both devices, One display is visible when the clamshell is closed and when opened, you’re greeted with yet another display with keys/button Below it.
The W2018 comes in colour black with a limited edition Silver and Gold colour options while the W2019 has the Gold and Silver colour options as its standard colours. On the body of the W2019, the side actually, is a Fingerprint Sensor for biometric authentication/verifications. There is also a dedicated button to wake up Samsung’s own AI assistant – Bixby. Bixby is also on last year’s W2018 but there is no dedicated button for it and no fingerprint sensor.
Samsung W2019 VS Samsung W2018 – Hardware & Software
W2018 has a Snapdragon 835 SoC with 6GB Of RAM and two storage options of 64GB and 256GB. W2019, on the other hand, took things up a notch with the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with the same 6GB of RAM. Storage options also went up a little with either 128GB or 256GB of storage. Since this is a China-only device, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat on the W2018 and the Android 8.1 Oreo on the W2019 lacks Google services.
Camera, Battery & Connectivity
The W2018 has a single rear 12MP camera with f/1.5 aperture, at the front is a 5MP camera f/1.9 aperture for selfies. W2019, on the other hand, has a dual 12MP camera with a secondary telephoto camera. For selfies, there is an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Battery capacity also got a major upgrade from the 2,300mAh battery on the W2018 to the 3,070mAh battery on the W2019. Both batteries on both devices are being charged through the USB Type-C port.
Samsung W2019 VS Samsung W2018 – Price
The price of both devices makes them a luxury device with a starting price of over $2000 for the Samsung W2018 and as high as $2700 for the Samsung W2019.
Obviously, the one to buy would be the latest W2019 smartphone but if the price is a deciding factor for you and you don’t care about the better camera, new chipset, a fingerprint sensor and a dedicated button to wake Bixby then you can simply opt for the W2018.