Samsung revives flip-phones with high-end SM-G9098, but is it enough?

We’re not even a bit surprised that Samsung is working on another flip-phone, which has been spotted under the model number SM-G9098, and it plans to launch the device in the Chinese market. The South Korean conglomerate is known for keeping old design alive by introducing follow-up products and they somehow managed to sell.

The previous flip-phone from the company was the Galaxy Golden which went official in August of last year. Back then, the device was launched with pretty mediocre features and it had a price tag of around $700. The new one features the same traditional design. However, there are a few noteworthy modifications. Firstly, there’s a faux leather rear panel and the innards have high-end components.

Samsung SM-G9098

The SM-G9098 was recently listed on the company’s China website, reports Sammy Hub, and it’s destined for launch on China Mobile. The phone comes with dual Displays, a 3.67-inch AMOLED panel on the outside and another one on the inside. The resolution here is a big disappointment as it is only WVGA 800 x 480 pixels.

On the bright side, a 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor does the heavy lifting along with 2GB of RAM. Other features of the phone include a 13MP rear camera, a 2MP webcam, a microSD card slot and a 1900mAh battery. There are dual SIM slots as well, with TD-SCDMA network support.

Display Keypad

The Samsung SM-G9098 should go official for the Chinese market any day now and we highly doubt that you’ll see the handset reach international waters.

Here’s an overview of the specs:

– Dual 3.76-inch Super AMOLED WVGA screens
– 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 SOC
– 2GB RAM
– Dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONAAS
– 13MP rear camera, 2MP front snapper
– 1900mAh battery

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