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Samsung officially introduces the SM-G9298 flip phone

04 August 2017, 12:29 | Dawn Berry

Samsung SM-G9298 Android flip phone announced featuring two 4.2 inch displays and 4GB RAM

Samsung's latest Android flip phone has dual 4.2-inch displays, 4GB RAM, and a 12MP camera

The handset is built from airplane-grade aluminium alloy, and boasts a 4.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display on both the inside and outside of the device. It's only available in a black and gold finish, but when it looks as good it does, we're not complaining. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. On the back you'll find a 12-megapixel f/1.7 camera, along with a fingerprint scanner, while on the front there's a 5-megapixel f/1.9 camera. Also included is a 2300mAh battery which claims to offer 238 hours of standby time and wireless charging support.

Additionally, the phone is also offering some of the useful feature of a high end devices with Samsung Pay, Secure Folder, a multi-function configurable hotkey and S Voice. Samsung is yet to confirm the price and release date of the device yet.

The South Korean electronics giant has packed the device with numerous features found in its flagship Galaxy S8 phone.

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Nowadays, the only people still using flip phones are octogenarians who can't handle all the newfangled tech out there. It launched a very similar device called the W2017 earlier this year in China. The device has a 15.9 millimeter (0.62 inch) thickness and it weighs 235 grams (0.52 lbs). Leader 8 users will also be able to change the background image and the style of the clock on the front display of the phone.

The company has not given any details of availability outside of China, when the device will be available, or how much it will cost. There are many sensors on board, some of which include an acceleration sensor, a gyroscope, and a barometric pressure sensor. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the flip phone does not come with a dedicated button for Samsung's Bixby.

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