Samsung plans to launch new flip phone
Samsung plans to launch a new flip phoneSamsung

Samsung is planning to launch a new high-end flip phone with features such as wireless charging, fingerprint scanner, Samsung Pay and more, suggests a new report.

Bearing model version SM-W2017, the flip phone recently received wireless charging certification from the New Jersey-based Wireless Power Consortium.

As for hardware features, the phone is expected to sport a 4.2in dual OLED screen and use a Snapdragon 430 processor. There would be a 12 megapixel rear-camera and a five megapixel front facing camera. Other key features are wireless charging, Samsung Pay and Samsung Knox security feature. Like Samsung's other high-end models, the new flip phone would be resistant to dust and water.

The information comes courtesy of the Investor, which claims to have received a tip from an official from a telecom carrier, who said, "I cannot confirm the launch date but the new phone will be launched soon in Korea."

The official also added the phone would be priced higher than other flip phones and would be launched as a special edition.

The report also suggests the Galaxy Folder 2, which was launched in China in 2016, would be available in Korea in the first half of this year.

The Galaxy Folder 2 is a follow up of Samsung's 2013 Galaxy Folder. The smartphone features a physical keyboard and a 3.8in display. It uses the Snapdragon 425 processor and 2GB of RAM. It has an eight megapixel rear camera and a five megapixel front camera.