Manual for Samsung's Android powered flip phone (SM-G9298) leaks indicating an imminent launch

In China today the manual for the SM-G9298 leaked. This is an Android powered smart "flip" phone that was recently certified in China by the TENAA regulatory agency. There are a pair of 4.2-inch displays, each one carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 821 chipset featuring an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage.

A 12MP camera is found on back with a 5MP selfie snapper in front. Keeping the lights on is a 2300mAh battery, and Android 6.0.1 (!!!) is pre-installed. The SM-G9298 is available in your favorite color, assuming that your favorite color is black.

The SM-G9298 is also known as the W-2018 and has already been certified by the FCC in addition to TENAA. According to the manual, it supports wireless charging. We should see the device unveiled in Asia very soon. If you miss the old days when flip phones ruled the world, but you don't want to lose the capabilities of your smartphone, this would be the handset for you.


source: Samsung via MobileXpose

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17 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Woah... Full HD on a display of four point two inches... Crazy.

3. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Yeah, that's a display pixel density of 524.5 PPI, approximately the same as the S8+ (529 PPI)...

2. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I honestly would love a smart flip phone here in the US. Will probably never happen though.

14. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Well LG just released a 4G LTE only Flip phone, only a matter of time before we get these. All the perks of a smartphone, and the sweet joy of clapping the phone shut to hang up.... Amazing

4. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Maybe this one won't lag as much as the S8.

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I wonder what did the S8 do to you or your family. So much hate. Anyways, you have my sympathy.

10. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

It made you.

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Okay.....? Got anything lamer than that?

11. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Lol Samsung keeps you up at night

12. gigicoaste

Posts: 457; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Why are you interested in Samsung with android devices if you already know that the lag is disturbing you?

15. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

so petty bro.

16. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Flash can't even afford an S8, that is why he keeps commenting on it and drooling over it.

5. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 146; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

YAASSS!!! I want it!!!

6. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Nice!!

7. foreverNOOB

Posts: 167; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Collect me if I'm wrong, Snapdragon 821 come equipped with Adreno 530 not 540 or i just misunderstood that for entire time?

8. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I think we would all like to see top spec flip phones back on the market, something a little different.

17. eyeball

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

My wife is still using the Samsung m-400 flip phone. Going strong, and holds a charge for days! This new model may be just the thing to move her back to the future, .....or is it the past?

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