Flip phones are one of the relics of the 90s. The precursor in this area was Motorola, which designed its classic StarTAC. These phones have had their charm. However, it looks tat this fashion is slowly coming back. Samsung recently announced officially in China that it is preparing for new flagship phone for this market, which will have a flip and 2 displays. It is Samsung SM-G9298 called as Leadership 8.
Is the numbering going to appeal to the expected Galaxy Note 8 or this year’s Galaxy S8? Perhaps Samsung wants to give its customers the impression that all 3 models come from the same vintage. European users may wonder why Samsung has decided to release flip smartphone in XXI century. However, last year in China appeared Samsung W2017, and a year earlier W2016. Also in US we have the LG Exalt LTE.
Samsung Leadership 8 (SM-G9298) has two AMOLED screens with Full HD resolution.
Samsung likes to cherish China’s exclusive smartphones with flip-flops. Their latest flagship, in addition to two 4.2-inch screens, boasts a decent processor. Samsung Leadership 8 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. In addition, it has a 12 MP camera, and the selfie shutter has a standard 5 MP. The user has at his disposal 64 GB of internal storage which can be extended with an additional microSD card. The whole device weighs 235 g and the dimensions are 130.2 mm x 62.6 mm x 15.9 mm. Battery has 2 300 mAh capacity and it can be charged wirelessly.
The new Samsung flip smartphone has all flagship features.
Koreans have also taken care of the functionalities of today’s flagship mobiles. Samsung Leadership 8 supports Samsung Pay payment system, security folder, S Voice and has a customizable button. The only missing feature is Bixby assistant. There is also a fingerprint reader on the back of the aluminium case.
However, this smartphone will not be available in Europe and North America. From several years Samsung releases exclusive flip smartphones only in Chine, which are not sold in other countries. Apparently, Chinese people enjoy being in unusual products and are able to pay for an exclusive smartphone with a touch of classics.