Meet the exotic new Samsung flip phone

Earlier this week, we reported that Samsung plans to unveil an unusual smartphone in China on August 3. This has indeed happened, and today the SM-G9298 or "Leadership 8" (translated from Chinese) flip phone finally became official. 

While SM-G9298 will probably remain exclusive to the East Asian country, let's take a look at some of its specs for the sake of curiosity: 

  • Dimensions: 130.2 x 62.6 x 15.9mm (5.1 x 2.46 x 0.62 inches); Weight: 235g (8.28 oz)
  • Aluminum body
  • Two 4.2-inch Super AMOLED 1080p screens - one internal and one external
  • 12MP f/1.7 main camera; 5MP f/1.9 front camera
  • Snapdragon 821 chipset
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage 
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Wireless charging

The handset also packs a configurable physical hotkey, S Voice, Samsung Pay, and Secure folder, but Samsung's Bixby assistant hasn't made the cut here. 

At the moment, China Mobile is the only telecom confirmed to sell the phone, but pricing and availability remain a mystery. 

Would you like to see Samsung's flip phone released on a broader scale? Let us know in the comments!


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