Others think that flip phones or clamshell phones are a thing of the past but I know a lot of women who like them. There’s something nice and classy about bringing out your phone from your bag or pocket and then flipping it open to use and make a call. Okay, so you may not agree about that kind of vain reasoning but this new Samsung SM-G9198 clamshell smartphone might change your mind.

This isn’t the first clamshell phone from Samsung. A few years back, there’s the Samsung W899 running Android 2.2, Samsung DoubleTime, and the Samsung Hennessy Android flip phone. These phones were launched a few years ago and this Samsung SM-G9198 is the first after a long time. Maybe Samsung wants to rival Sharp with the AQUOS flip phones and LG with the Ice Cream Smart and Wine Smart.

The Samsung SM-G9198 is a follow up to Samsung SM-G9098 dual screen flip phone released in China in 2014. Actually, the two look similar in design but definitely, this 2015 model is more powerful what with its 1.8Ghz six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. It’s interesting to note that it still uses Snapdragon and not Exynos.

Phone also comes equipped with a pair of 3.91-inch AMOLED displays with 768 x 1280 pixel resolution, 16MP camera with LED flash, 5MP front-facing camera, 16GB built-in storage, microSD card slot, 2GB RAM, and LTE connectivity. We don’t know the battery size yet but the flip smartphone already runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. All these information were posted after being approved by TENAA, China’s FCC.

VIA: Phone Arena


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