Meet the Samsung SM-G9198, a Snapdragon 808-powered Android Lollipop clamshell
posted by Florin T. / Jul 07, 2015, 9:51 PM
Approved this week by China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (better known as TENAA), the SM-G9198 sports two 3.91-inch AMOLED displays with 768 x 1280 pixels, runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and is pretty heavy and thick: it weighs 191 grams, and measures 119.7 x 66.6 x 16.7 mm (when closed).
On the back, the new smartphone has a 16 MP camera with LED flash, while its front-facing selfie camera is a 5 MP one. The six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor that's inside the SM-G9198 is clocked at 1.8 GHz. It's worth noting that this is the first Samsung-made smartphone to use this Qualcomm chipset. Other features include LTE connectivity, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, and microSD card support (up to 128 GB).
The SM-G9198 seems to be the successor to the Samsung SM-G9098, an Android-based flip phone that was released last year in China. The new handset will probably be a China-only affair, since clamshell smartphones are no longer popular in other parts of the world (except maybe for South Korea).
What do you think about the Samsung SM-G9198? Would you buy and use one?
source: TENAA (translated)
Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014
What's the use of this phone if this will be ONLY launched at certain markets/region? Must be released worldwide and get my money now.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 10:33 PM 0
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Because it wouldn't sell that much. Thats why they market phones suited to the taste of a particular region.
posted on Jul 07, 2015, 10:53 PM 0
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I wonder, do people still like flip phones?
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 12:17 AM 0
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i'm surprised these type of devices haven't made it to the states. There are many who want a smartphone for simple things like phone calls, and occasionally looking up weather and other basic web tasks. For those who could care less about apps and customization. Although some feature phones claim to have these features, I find that they often times don't live up to their promises and instead provide a slow and sluggish web experience. Truthfully, I would assume this type of device hasn't made it to the stats for lack of carrier support. All carriers wan't their customers on true smartphones consuming media and large amounts of data. A device like this wouldn't promote a profitable level of data usage me thinks.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 1:18 AM 0
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I would love to buy this for my mom if it was a cheap phone, under $200. I'm sure many older people would love this, and just use some smartphone features like WhatsApp, camera, simple games and calculator.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 8:08 AM 0
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Lol. I liked it better when it was the S6 Mini with a 4.6 " or 4.7" screen. This chipset with 32 Gig memory and SD Card AND 2600 Mah to 3000 Mah Battery with Good screen and S6 Camera with OIS could be a great near Flagship Mini. On a $ 450 device a good sized battery OR removable Battery and SD Support might fill a few holes in Samsung's line up. Needs 8 millimeter thickness for Battery size.
posted on Jul 27, 2015, 6:30 AM 0
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