Remember the flip phone? It now has another lease on life with the new Samsung SM-G9298 aka Leader 8. We had earlier reported on the new Samsung device and now, we can confirm many of its key specs and features, like the fact that this device will have two 4.2-inch displays and will be powered by 4GB of RAM. Also, from the first pictures, the device looks stunning.
Samsung GM-G9298 Specs and Features
The new device is called the Samsung Leader 8 and the model number is SM-G9298. It has now been announced in China and the telecom giant, China Mobile, will offer it. 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.
As far as this Android flip phone is concerned, it is made out of Aviation-Grade Aluminum. On board are two 4.2-inch 1920×1080 Super AMOLED displays: one on the outside and one on the inside. At the heart of the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which has four cores and will ensure superior performance. 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.
As far as the new Samsung device’s camera and optics are concerned, it has a 12-megapixel rear/primary camera which has a f/1.7 aperture, besides LED flash and auto focus. The front snapper has a 5-megapixel sensor which has a f/1.9 aperture and flash for better photography. The device’s lights will be kept on thanks to the 2300mAh battery which is said to offer 238 hours of standby time and which will be charged via a wireless charging support.Some additional features on the Samsung Leader 8 include the proprietary Samsung Pay app, the Secure Folder feature, as well as a multi-function hotkey, which is user-configurable, and S Voice. The rear of the device has a fingerprint scanner for added security.
The new Samsung device will have dual SIM support and will be 4G-enabled. There are many sensors on board, some of which include an acceleration sensor, a gyroscope, and a barometric pressure sensor. The new Samsung Leader 8 aka the SM-G9298 is handy at only 130.2 x 62.6 x 15.9mm and is pretty light at 235 grams.