Samsung is all set to make us nostalgic with its new release! The new SM-G9298 (known as Leader 8) released by Samsung is a high-end flip phone with a sleek classy design and is all set to become the blast from the past.
While the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been stealing headlines all across the globe, this sleek new design has also become a show stealer in many ways. This phone boasts of a 4.2 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display on both the inside and outside of the device. It is powered by Qualcomm’s relatively new Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. Besides that, it also has a 12 Mega Pixel f/1.7 rear camera and a 5 Mega Pixel front camera- both of which keep the legacy of all Samsung cameras intact.
The Samsung Leader 8 supports wireless charging for its 2,300mAh battery. The airplane-grade aluminum alloy built smartphone lies on the heavier side of the scale at 235 grams and a thickness of 15.9 mm. The smartphone also comes with a built-in T9 keyboard. The physical buttons have been situated the way they were placed before on SM-G1650. Though the Home, Back, and Recent buttons now surround the control pad while the dedicated buttons for camera and email functionality have vanished altogether. It runs on Android and comes with modern features like Samsung Pay, S Voice, and all the usual Android Nougat trimmings, Always-on display, a multi-function configurable hotkey, Secure Folder, and a rear mounted fingerprint scanner.
No matter how complex and dull the name sounds, it is no match for the specifications and key features that it has. It is not a matter of surprise that Samsung came up with yet another historic idea with this phone as Samsung has been showing its love and support for the smartphone evolution. Undoubtedly, flip phones occupy a huge part of this evolution. Earlier, it had launched the Galaxy Folder in 2015, the Galaxy Folder 2 in 2016, and then the Samsung W2017 last November. Each of these models was sold in limited editions. The case with this phone is also the same as the handset has only been announced for China Mobile in China.