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Samsung officially unveils the SM-G9198, the most powerful Android-based flip phone to date

Samsung officially unveils the SM-G9198, the most powerful Android-based flip phone to date
While Samsung fans are probably all still talking about the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ following their official unveiling yesterday, the manufacturer's Chinese arm has quietly unveiled a new flip phone in China. We're talking about the Samsung SM-G9198, a handset that passed through TENAA - China's equivalent to the FCC - back in early July.

Compared to the TENAA listing, the official spec sheet of the smartphone doesn't bring any modifications. The Samsung SM-G9198 flip phone comes with two 3.9-inch Super AMOLED panels running at 768 by 1280 pixels, 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 2GB of RAM. This makes the SM-G9198 the single most powerful flip phone that we've ever heard of.

Other specs include a 16MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9, a 5MP secondary shooter, 16GB of expandable internal storage, LTE connectivity, and a 2020mAh battery. On the software side, the Samsung SM-G9198 flip phone runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the most recent version of Android at the moment.

At the moment, it's unclear if the Samsung SM-G9198 will ever make it out of Asia, apparently the only continent where flip phones are still a thing these days. LG recently surprised us by announcing that its recent Android-based Wine Smart flip phone will make it to international markets, but we wouldn't count on Samsung taking a page out of LG's book. If Samsung ever launches the device outside of the Asian continent, you'll probably hear it here first.

source: Samsung via GforGames

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