Real pics of Samsung's clamshell Android with 16 MP camera emerge, flippin' awesome

Real pics of Samsung's clamshell Android with 16 MP camera emerge, flippin' awesome
Let's face it, flip phones were awesome. From the unfolding to take a call, and have the lower half next to your lips, while the upper part reaches your ear - you know, like a real phone - to the reassuring click when you close it that tangibly marks the end of a call, flip phones have a certain aura about them that can't be recreated by today's large flat toasts.

Flips are still the rage in Japan and some other Asian countries, and we are certain there are quite a few nostalgically-driven fans who remember the convenience of a flip handset. Well, Samsung decided to cater exactly to that crowd when it unveiled the SM-G9198, but with a modern day Android twist.

Samsung's flip Android comes with two 3.9-inch Super AMOLED panels with 768 by 1280 pixels of resolution, both of them protected by layers of Corning's Gorilla Glass 4, which is the same ultra-resistant glass that you're going to find on high-end Samsung handsets such as the Galaxy Note5 or the Galaxy S6. The handset draws its processing power from the hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset, a SoC that's paired with 2 GB of RAM. 

Couple those with a 16 MP rear camera, a 5MP secondary shooter, 16 GB of expandable internal storage, LTE connectivity, and a 2020mAh battery, and this is easily the most powerful flip phone ever done. On the software side, the Samsung SM-G9198 flip phone runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, of course. You'll probably only be able to import that puppy, rather than buy it on a US carrier, but in the meantime you can feast your eyes on real life pictures of the handset that just emerged.

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15 Comments

1. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

funny how a website called "xiaomitoday" posted pictures of a Samsung device

7. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I would import one, but the price is a rip off.

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

price+import tax+other tax and it become more expensive than S6.. wish they make something similar to this with lower spec and keep screen and the battery, since i dont need that much processing power for secondary phone

2. engineer-1701d unregistered

love it but i miss moto/nextel phones nextel was truly the best in the world went with fiance to brazil to see her family and nextel worked in airport of brazil to AMERICA like normal no delay just chirp you there, chirp yeah whats up

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Very Nice Blast From Past.

4. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Wow, micro SD slot AND removeablet battery AND high end specs? Flagship of the year right there.

5. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

If it had a swivel display or an outer touchscreen display then this would have added more function.

8. barcas

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

In pic you can see the front screen which according to the article must be the 2nd amoled screen, I dare say it is a usable screen

9. barcas

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Pic 7 sorry

11. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

It has an outer touchscreen display.. See pic 7

6. AtheK

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This is dope

10. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

At first I thought the back cover was GG4 and removable...but maybe not? But that flush camera and the keypad lighting just strikes me for some reason...it's a really looking phone

13. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Is that the same 16mp sensor used in the S6/Note 5? If so, that will take some great pictures.

14. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Beautiful

15. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

when is this gonna be available?

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