Last month TEENA, essentially the Chinese version of the FCC, revealed information on a new Samsung flip phone that was powered by Android and offered fairly high-end specs. Now it’s official.
Dubbed the Samsung SM-G9198, the new flip phone is powered by a Snapdragon 808, a curious move considering Samsung has been less reliant on Qualcomm and more dependent on its own in-house Exynos chips as of late. Other specs include 2GB RAM, 1 16MP rear cam, a 6MP front cam, 16GB storage with microSD, a dual 3.9-inch Super AMOLED displays with a resolution of 1280 x 768. There’s also a 2020 mAh battery which is said to last 189 hours of standby.
For those who follow the Android world closely, you probably know this is far from the only smart flip phone on the market with both LG and Samsung known for creating a number of these for Korea, China, and other Asian territories were flip phones still have a strong following. What makes the SM-G9198 stand out, however, is the specs.
Most (but not all) of the smart flip phones out there have been aimed at the entry-level market with pretty uninspiring specs to go with it, but that’s not the case here. In many ways, the phone all the power you’d expect from a high-end device, and at the very least is at higher-midrange level. The battery in here is also pretty massive for the specs, and the camera is likely the same as we’ve seen on other recent Samsung flagships.
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Odds are this phone will never make its way outside of Asia, but if it did, would any of our readers ever consider it? Let us know what you think in the comments.