Samsung G9098 flip phone gets official in China with 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU
Samsung has launched yet another flip phone in China. No, this isn’t 2005, but the Korean company keeps churning out such devices for whatever reason. We’re guessing some Chinese are really in love with this form factor, no matter how odd it is to see in a smartphone.
The Samsung G9098 is just that – an Android smartphone. It has not one, but two Super AMOLED touchscreens, one on the inside and one on the outside. Both are 3.67 inches diagonally and come with 480×800 resolution, which is quite low, but at that size it probably won’t be an issue.
The G9098 also has a 13 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front camera, a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor (which can only be either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or the Snapdragon 801), a microSD card slot, TD-SCDMA support for China Mobile, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,900 mAh battery. Its dimensions are 117×59.5×15.8 mm, and it weighs 179 grams.
What exact version of Android is under the hood here is still a mystery. The handset itself is sure not to ever make it outside of China – the TD-SCDMA support (which is useless for anywhere else) makes that clear enough. It also means that the Samsung G9098 will probably be offered by China Mobile directly at some point, though for what price is not known yet.