Snapdragon 808 Powered Samsung Flip Phone Gets Announced

With the spotlight on Samsung’s freshly announced Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5, the Chinese branch of the company quietly announced a new flip phone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808.

The smartphone goes by its Chinese name 领世旗舰Ⅲ, but from obvious reason we’ll be calling it SM-G9198. If this model-number rings any bells its because recently it has been rumored recently that this the alias of a potential Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini.

Take a look at some pics and join us after the break for the features of Samsung’s latest flip phone.

As mentioned above, the G9198 is powered by a Snapdragon 808 chipset, comes with a 16 MP main camera (F1.9 aperture size) coupled with a 6 MP front facing shooter, and a dual 3.9-inch Super AMOLED display (768 x 1280 – WXGA) protected by Gorilla Glass 4.

The flip smartphone is powered by a 2,020mAh battery (which, according to the manufacturer should assure a Standby Time of 189 hours), has 16 GB of internal storage (expendable to up to 128GB) and weights 204g.

G9198 has the following dimensions: 120.3 x 61.2 x 16.3mm.

All in all, this looks like a stylish and reasonably powerful flip phone, but unfortunately we don’t expect this to became available outside of Asia. We’ll keep you posted.