A few years ago, flip phones were probably the in thing, at least long before smartphones became popular. Nowadays people are looking for the biggest screens possible, which might explain why flip phones might have lost their popularity. However it seems that in some markets, such devices are welcome, such as China, where Samsung has chosen to launch a new flip phone.
The device goes by the codename SM-G9098. While flip phones tend to give off the feeling of a feature phone, which might seem cheap and low-end, that’s hardly the case here. Instead, Samsung has chosen to pack some pretty impressive hardware under the hood. The phone will be powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing camera, a microSD card slot, and a 1,900mAh battery.
Sounds impressive right? Unfortunately that’s where the show comes to an end, however, because while the phone might be packing dual displays (one on the outside and one on the inside), the displays are 3.7-inches in size and will only pack a resolution of 480×800, which is admittedly very low compared to the Full HD and QHD displays we are seeing these days.
The phone also appears to be an exclusive to China Mobile although no word on how much it will cost or if it will ever grace the shelves of other countries, but what do you guys think? Is there still a market for flip phones out there, and is this a device you wouldn’t mind getting your hands on?