Samsung Flip-Phone with High-End Specifications in the Works

Samsung's latest Android flip phone has dual 4.2-inch displays, 4GB RAM, and a 12MP camera

Nowadays, the only people still using flip phones are octogenarians who can't handle all the newfangled tech out there.

There's something inexplicably attractive about a flip phone, whether it's being able to hang up a call by slamming it shut, or being able to break out your T9 texting skills again.

The bad news is that the handset has only been announced for China Mobile in China and, given Samsung's flip phone release history, it seems unlikely that we'll ever see it in the UK.

In terms of optics, the Samsung SM-G9298 packs a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera with f/1.9 aperture for taking selfies. When taken in conjunction with the 4GB of RAM as well as the 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card), the new device will be a superb performer.




The price and the availability of the devices are yet to be officially confirmed by the company. This dual-SIM device draws fuel from a 1,950mAh battery and houses an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front shooter.

Measuring in at 130.2 x 62.6 x 15.9mm, the phone weighs 235 grams, and is packed with a 2,300mAh battery with wireless charging support. Like its predecessors, the phone is meant as a luxury take on the clamshell form factor, getting fitted in aviation-grade aluminum alloy in black and gold colors. It runs on Android, and comes with modern features like Samsung Pay, S Voice, and all the usual Android Nougat trimmings. It has high-end specs and new Snapdragon 821 processor. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the flip phone does not come with a dedicated button for Samsung's Bixby.

There's now no word from Samsung as to how much the Leader 8 will cost or when it will be available, but don't expect it to be released anywhere in Western markets. That device had a 3.8-inch display, a quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM.

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