Samsung G9198: a flip phone with nothing less in luster and glory

Samsung SM-G9198 ropes in a hexa-core processor and 16 MP rear camera thus raising the bars of flip phones.

Hours after Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the company has unveiled a new Flip phone without much tweaks and renders. The G9198 is now listed on Samsung's Chinese site but no confirmation on the price and availability has been shared. Seems like the flip phones are making a comeback as the smartphone manufacturers have started to unveil a few including Lg's Gentle flip phone and Samsung Galaxy Folder phone to name a few.

The G9198 sports a dual 3.9 inch super AMOLED touch screen display both on the inside and the outside. The display features a WXGA screen with a resolution of 768x1260 pixels. Talking about the handsets dimensions, it measures 120.3x61.2x16.3mm and weighs 204 grams. It is also equipped with a T9 keyboard.

Samsung G9198

On the connectivity front the dual-SIM device supports 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, and Micro-USB options.

A powerful hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor runs the SM-G9198 which is clocked at 1.8GHz with 2GB of RAM. The internal storage comprises of 16 GB which can be further expanded to a 128 GB with the help of micro SD card.

Samsung G9198 Flip Phone

The device sports a 16 MP rear camera with LED flash and the front bears a 5 MP selfie camera. The 2,020mAh battery provides the user with 189 hours of standby time.

Samsung G9198 With 16mp Ear And 5 Mp Front Camera

Key Features:

Display - 3.9inch (768 x 1280 pixels) dual touch screen Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
Processor - Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 (1.8GHz ARM 57+ 1.4GHz ARM A53) processor with Adreno 418 GPU
Storage - 16GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD (up to 64GB)
OS - Android OS
SIM - Dual SIM
Camera - 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture and 5MP front-facing camera
Dimensions - 120.3 x 61.2 x 16.3mm
Weight - 204 grams
Connectivity - 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 +5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS / GLONASS
Battery - 2020 mAh battery

Concluding Word

The hardware of the Samsung SM-G9198 is obviously of the top-segment however the form factor may not be appealing to customers who are looking for a hig-end slim handset. The Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 processor with Adreno 418 GPU obviously makes the handset a power-packed one. The 2,020mAh battery would be just enough for a day's operations. Fingers crossed on the pricing and the availability of the device in regions outside China.
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Last updated on 17-08-2015. Published on 17-08-2015.
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category News
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