Samsung launched its W2017 flip phone in China this past year and now the South Korean company has introduced its own successor – Samsung SM-G9298 – to exactly the same market. Notably, the Samsung G-9298, aka Leader 8 aka Direction 8 (translated from Chinese), comes with a more powerful processor and improved optics over the W2017 and continues to be made available only in Black colour available for buy.
The brand new dual-SIM (hybrid) Samsung SM-G9298 comes with 2 4.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED displays – with one on the inside and one on the outside. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 821 chip with two cores clocked at 2.15GHz and the other two clocked at 1.6GHz.
Concerning optics, the Samsung SM-G9298 packs a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture plus a 5-megapixel front camera using f/1.9 aperture for carrying selfies. It includes 64GB of built-in storage, and this is further afield through microSD card up to 256GB.
The connectivity options offered by the Samsung SM-G9298 comprise 4G connectivity, micro USB, USB 2.0, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, and GPS. It houses a 2300mAh battery that’s rated to give standby period of 68 hours. The Samsung G-9298 measures 130.2×62.6×15.9mm and weighs 235 grams. Other features offered by the smartphone include Samsung Pay, S Voice, and Secure Folder.
While Samsung hasn’t announced the pricing of this smartphone, it’ll be made available with China Mobile in the country.