Samsung G-9298 was in rumors since a long time now and as expected it turned out to be a flip phone made for China. Dubbed as “Samsung Leadership 8” the devices goes official in China. It begins a new dimension in smartphones, i.e., dual clamshell phone.
Although the share of Samsung has come down to all time low, the South Korean company continues to launch phones in China.
The Leadership 8 is translated from Samsung China site from 领世旗舰 8 word, which is the name of the device in Chinese. It can be also referred as Samsung 8 or flagship 8 as the company may just want to go with HMD Global style of naming the new Nokia Android phones. In terms of numbers, it’s an incremental update from last year launched W2017 flip phone. It was earlier rumored to be called as W2018 is the name of Leadership 8’s global variant.
In terms of Samsung Leadership 8 Specifications, it’s a high-end flip phone. The devices come with 4.2-inch dual displays, which flips over one another. Both the displays are with Super AMOLED 1080p full HD display.
The device is powered by a 2300 mAh battery which supports wireless charging feature as well. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU and has 12 mega pixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture. It has also got 5 mega pixel front camera with f/1.9 aperture.
In addition to that, the device features Samsung Pay, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a configurable hotkey and Always-On Display.
The device is made from 6013 aluminum alloy, providing 50% increase in flexibility from its previous generations.
Samsung G-9298 is currently available in China from China Mobile. There is no word whether it will be launched outside China or not.