A couple of months back, Samsung SM-G9198 featuring a 4.6-inch 768 x 1280p display and a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 was benchmarked at GFXBench. It turns out that this is Sammy’s new flip phone that may be launched in China soon. This SM-G9198 could be the successor to Samsung’s SM-G9098 Android flip phone which the company launched in China last year.
Recently, the same Samsung SM-G9198 has been approved by China’s TENAA (Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center equivalent to US’s FCC)). This new clamshell sports two screens, a 3.91-inch OLED Internal display with 768 x 1280 pixels resolution and an external OLED display also of 3.91-inch and 768 x 1280 pixels resolution. The device is quite heavy, weighing 191 grams and has the dimensions of 119.7 x 66.6 x 16.7 mm when folded.
The new Samsung SM-G9198 handset is powered by hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset clocked at 1.8 GHz. This will probably be the first Samsung smartphone to use this chipset. Memory options include 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage expandable up to 128GB with microSD card. In the camera department, the device has a 16 MP camera at the back with LED flash and a 5 MP cam at the front.
The Samsung SM-G9198 offers LTE connectivity and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Like its predecessor, this handset may also be released only in China as flip phones are not that popular in other countries. It is not known when the new flip phone will be launched in China.