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

In terms of storage, the flip phone carries 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 256GB via a microSD card. Samsung seems to have tapped into the past and into the nostalgia of long-time smartphone users, who must have used a flip phone at some point or the other.

Samsung was reportedly working on a Flip Phone as we have seen a number of leaks and rumors regarding this phone. Notably, the Samsung G-9298, aka Leader 8 aka Leadership 8 (translated from Chinese), comes with a more powerful processor and improved optics over the W2017 and has been made available only in Black colour for purchase. The company did not make a huge announcement for the Leader 8, but the product's page on its Chinese Samsung website lists the full specs of the device. At the heart of the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which has four cores and will ensure superior performance. The camera department rocks 12MP rear sensor and a 5MP selfie shooter.

The Leader 8, or SM-G9298, has two 4.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED displays, one on the front and inside that reveals itself when you flip open the phone.

The Samsung SM-G9298 comes with a 2,300mAh battery and can be charged wirelessly too!

The South Korean electronics giant has packed the device with numerous features found in its flagship Galaxy S8 phone. The front snapper has a 5-megapixel sensor which has a f/1.9 aperture and flash for better photography. The Leadership 8 also boasts a fingerprint sensor mounted on the back below the camera setup. Now both these have entered China and will be available from China Mobile.

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. It also comes with additional features like - Samsung Pay app, Secure Folder, a multi-function configurable hotkey and S Voice. Chances are rare if the new flip phone by Samsung will ever hit the Indian shores.

  • Kara Saunders