In the world of bar-shaped smartphones, we have seen two new flip phones launched by LG and Samsung earlier this year. While LG Wine Smart released internationally, the Samsung Folder is only limited to the Korea. Now a new Samsung flip phone with model number G9198 has been listed on the company’s official site in China. While the earlier mentioned two flip phone sports only a single display and packs entry level specifications, the new Samsung G9198 sports dual display and comes with some high-end specifications.
Below the external display, it has the three capacitive touch buttons for Multitasking, Home, and Back. Opening this clamshell device from Samsung you can see a T9 keyboard with four Navigation buttons and soft keys for Back, Multitasking, Home, and SIM Switch. The power button is on the right of the device while the volume rockers are on the left side.
The device sports a dual Super AMOLED touchscreens of 3.9-inches size with WXGA (768 x 1280) resolution. There is also a Gorilla Glass 4 protection on top the display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with Adreno 408 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
There is 16GB of internal storage out of which only 10.9GB is only available to the end user, but it can be further expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. Coming to the camera, it has a16MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera for selfies. The 16MP sensor is expected to be the same that featured on Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note 5.
It is a dual SIM dual standby device, and the connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, ANT+, and microUSB 2.0. The battery on this device is of 2,020mAh capacity that is expected to last upto 189 hours on standby.
The device measures 120.3 x 61.2 x 16.3mm and weighs 204 grams. There is no word on pricing or availability of the device, and we don’t even expect the device to be launched outside of China.