Samsung G-9298 Flip Phone Announced

Samsung has finally announced a new flip phone. There have been multiple reports regarding the upcoming device. The SM-G9298 comes with two screens and a 12MP camera. Are you a fan of good old flip form factor? How powerful is the upcoming device? Read more to find about Samsung G-9298 Flip Phone Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Samsung G-9298 Flip Phone

Price and Availability

Price Unknown

The Samsung G-9298 Flip Phone is being called ‘Leader 8’ by the company. The South Korean giant unveiled the new device in China. However, it did not confirm the price and release date of the device. It is not yet clear if the company will be launching the retro device in other markets.

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Specifications

Processor quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor (2 x 2.15GHz + 2 x 1.6GHz)
RAM 4GB
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 4.2-inch, Super AMOLED, full HD + 4.2-inch, Super AMOLED, full HD
OS Android
Primary (Rear) Camera 12MP with Flash
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 2,300mAh
Dual SIM (Hybrid) Yes

The Samsung Leader comes with major upgrades over the Samsung’s W2017 flip phone, including a better camera and processor. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor (2 x 2.15GHz cores + 2 x 1.6GHz cores) and 4GB of RAM. The 64GB internal storage can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.

The new flip phone sports two (one on the outside + one on the inside) 4.2-inch Super AMOLED displays with full HD ((1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution.

On the camera front, the device sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture. There is also a 5-megapixel front camera with a f/1.9 aperture for selfies. It is backed by a 2,300mAh battery that offers a standby time of 68 hours.

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Features

  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Two AMOLED displays
  • Configurable hotkey
  • Fast-wireless charging
  • Samsung Pay
  • Secure Folder
  • S Voice
  • 4G
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth v4.1
  • NFC
  • USB 2.0
  • micro USB
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope

The Samsung G-9298 Flip Phone measures 130.2 x 62.6 x 15.9mm and weighs 235g.on board. It comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back panel. However, there’s no dedicated button for Bixby in the new flip phone. Other sensors on the handset include an accelerometer, barometer, and gyroscope. It only comes in Black color option.

Samsung G-9298 Flip Phone

Additional features include Always-on display, fast wireless charging technology, Samsung Pay app, Secure Folder, a multi-function configurable hotkey and S Voice. The Samsung SM-G9298 includes 4G, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, USB 2.0, micro USB, and GPS as connectivity options.

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Conclusion

Last year, Samsung launched its W2017 flip phone in China. Now, the South Korean company has introduced its successor for the same market. Chances of the new flip phone ever hitting the Indian shores are quite slim. Would you like to get your hands on the new flip phone? Let us know in the comments section below.

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