Samsung produces high-end Android flip phone for China Mobile

Samsung produces high-end Android flip phone for China Mobile
Samsung has brought back the flip phone, not that it could ever go away completely, to China Mobile. The world's largest carrier is getting a new Android powered flip phone, the G9098. With the squared off corners, the device does resemble the Samsung Galaxy S II. And the faux leather design on the back should quickly bring to mind the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

The flip phone comes with a pair of 3.67 inch Super AMOLED screens, both offering resolution of 480 x 800. The outer glass offers touchscreen capabilities, while the inner screen allows the device to work as a regular flip phone. A quad-core 2.3GHz processor is under the hood (most likely the Snapdragon 800), with 2GB of RAM inside. A microSD slot is available to those who need additional memory, and the back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 13MP and 2 MP respectively. A 1900mAh cell powers the phone.

As we noted, the Samsung G9098 will be offered to customers of China Mobile. Pricing was not disclosed.


source: SammyHub

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14 Comments

1. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

What's with the incredibly tasteless '13 Mega' on the back next to the camera?

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa?!? This phone is crazy awesome. I would get this for sure. It would be my business phone, like the glory days of the 90's.

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Hmm..... I'm interested on this kind of smartphone, but sadly it's not available worldwide and the price is obviously very expensive.

12. Peeyushmalik96

Posts: 75; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

You'll just have to wait a little... Initially Galaxy Golden (a similar phone) was launched in India at price of about 50k (approx. 850$) but just a month ago its price instantly dropped to 30k (approx. 500$)http://www.sammobile.com/2014/04/10/samsung-galaxy-golden-gets-rs-20000-330-price-cut-in-india/

13. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Indeed, Samesung had already realeased this similar phone a while back, maybe 6 months ago. Interesting idea but really expensive at the time. Hope this one will have a correct price.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Imagine the benchmark scores, this would have such a high manhattan score

4. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I thought flip phones were dead....

5. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Seems really interesting, I'd definitely try it if it was available in the US, should have a higher resolution screen though so it could at least hit the 300ppi mark.

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Isn't the Snapdragon 800 a little bit too much? A Snapdragon 400 with Cortex A7 processors would suffice

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Maybe it's for future-proofing, l'm sure this phone still able to handle all games in the next 3 years.

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Yeah, and I bet the 1900mAh battery is more than enough

11. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

These phones are considered as "luxury" products in China.

10. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

hope this phone release globally. Nobody said flip phone were dead. Manufacturer just suddenly stop selling them. And those phone with qwerty keyboard. There are definitely many people in the world who don't mind a thicker phone if its a flip phone or qwerty phone

14. jpd514

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

Hey Samsung, leave some business for BlackBerry workers!

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