Samsung goes old-school with its latest dual-screen flip-phone

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If you looked at the image above and checked your calendar to see if we’ve gone back in time, you’re not alone. Samsung went full retro in developing its latest clamshell handset for the Chinese market, packing two screens into a compact Android device.

The 4G-capable dual-SIM phone has a 3.9-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen on the front, and you’ll find an identical screen when you flip it open. There’s a full physical keypad for old-school users too.

Samsung G9198 features a 16-megapixel rear camera as well as a full physical keypad
Samsung G9198 features a 16-megapixel rear camera as well as a full physical keypad

On the rear, you’ll find a 16-megapixel camera with a wide f/1.9 aperture; the front cam, located above the inner screen, is a 5-megapixel shooter.

The G9198 is powered by a Snapdragon 808 1.8GHz hexa-core processor coupled with an Adreno 418 GPU, and comes with 16GB of onboard storage; you can add up to 128GB more with a MicroSD card.

Samsung G9198
The Samsung G9198 weighs a hefty 7.2oz

Samsung hasn’t yet announced how much RAM this device has, nor its Android version and pricing. Still, it certainly trumps LG’s low-end offering, the diminutive Wine Smart.

The G9198 will launch in China later this month.

➤ Samsung G9198 [Samsung via FoneArena]

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