While the demand for flip phones might have died down in most markets of the world, the Chinese (among other Asian markets) still seem to have a bit of flip-phone hunger left in them.
Samsung is one manufacturer known to have devices in all shapes and sizes, which makes the SM-G9098 less of a surprise. The device is an Android powered smartphone with a faux leather back, and a quad-core 2.3GHz processor. While it’s only numbers that we’re given, it might be safe to assume that the quad-core processor comes from Qualcomm, perhaps from the Snapdragon 800 inventory.
Samsung did it with the Galaxy Golden, and are doing it again. The SM-G9098 will come with a 3.67-inch 800 x 480 pixel screen, which is something we haven’t seen on a 2GB RAM phone yet — yes, the device will have 2GB RAM. Among other things that would remind one of a typical 2014 flagship, there’s a 13 mega-pixel rear camera with flash, besides a front shooter of unknown resolution.
The Samsung SM-G9098 received network licence, and is headed to China’s China Mobile network. No word on whether or not the device will be available outside of the Chinese market though.[Sources – 1, 2]