Samsung’s SM-G9298 flip phone comes with two screens & 12MP camera

first_imgFlip phones may be so yesteryear, but, that hasn’t stopped South Korean major Samsung from investing in them. Even in 2017. The company just announced its new high-end flagship flip phone, aka the SM-G9298, in China. The SM-G9298 is successor to last year’s W2017 and going by the history of recent Samsung flip phones, this year’s version might just also end up being a China-only affair. This year’s SM-G9298 also goes by the name “Leader” by the way and considering that not many major companies are still into flip phones, chances are, this could well be the last of its kind. Unless Samsung brings out one more in the future.The new phone — Leader is a device which is a major upgrade over the Samsung’s W2017 flip phone, especially on the camera and processor front. The flip phone comes with a fast wireless charging technology on board. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor, while on the camera front the device sports a 12-megapixel camera at the back, the front camera includes a sensor of 5-megapixel. The rear camera comes coupled with a wider f/1.7 aperture, on the other hand the selfie shooter includes an f/1.9 aperture.On the display front, the flip phone comes with two 4.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. The device measures 130.2 x 62.6 x 15.9mm, and weighs 235g. It also comes with additional features like — Samsung Pay app, Secure Folder, a multi-function configurable hotkey and S Voice.Also Read: Samsung’s next wearable will be a Gear S3, Gear Fit 2 hybridadvertisementThere’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which sits at the back, right below the camera and above the brand logo. Like the latest flagship phones by Samsung, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, there’s no dedicated button for Bixby in the new flip phone.Additional features include fast-wireless charging, Samsung Pay, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and two 4.2-inch displays: both AMOLED 1080p, one on the outside and one on the inside. There’s a 2,300 mAh battery, a configurable hotkey, and an Always-on display.The flip phone will be available only China for now. Samsung is yet to confirm the price and release date of the device yet. Chances are rare if the new flip phone by Samsung will ever hit the Indian shores.last_img

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