Samsung’s New Flip Phone Might Be One To Get

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Samsung G9198

Getting a flip phone these days isn’t the easiest task since smartphones have taken over just about everyone’s life. You might see one here and there, but most of the time they’re being used by people who don’t want to make the jump to smartphones or those who live overseas where it’s still common to carry one of these guys around.

Revealed earlier this week, the Samsung G9198 phone isn’t going to be your ordinary flip phone that was all the rage back in the early 2000s. This one comes with specs that you would think to be on a smartphone. Now bear in mind that this is technically a smartphone, but in a flip phone form. Pricing hasn’t been set yet, but it will be available in China later in the month. Unfortunately, the phone will not be heading to the U.S. market.

The phone comes with two 3.9 inch screens (touchscreen) with a 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED display. Inside you’ll get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa core SoC clocked at 1.8GHz and 1.4GHz and 2GB of RAM. GPU wise, you’ll be getting the Adreno 418. One more major feature that may catch your eye – Remember that camera the Galaxy S6 had? Well, the camera on this phone might be the same. It’s a 16 megapixel rear facing camera with F1.9 lens, auto focus, and an LED flash. As for the front facing camera, you’ll be getting a 5 megapixel camera. The device is also running Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Networking is compatible with China so it can connect to 4G LTE, 3G, and WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 + 5GHz). Bluetooth 4.1 is on board as well as GPS and GLONASS. Battery size is 2,020mAh. With it being a smart phone, it may not last you a week on one charge like we were used to with flip phones back in the day.


Courtesy of Slash Gear

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  Source: Slash Gear
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