Back to the Future: Samsung Releases the G9198 Flip-Phone

In the age of phablets, you may have assumed the next flip-phone you saw would be in a museum next to a cassette tape, but Samsung is trying to prove the old adage that everything comes back into style eventually with the G9198. Over the past few years, flip-phones have been mainly targeted as low end options that are best for those who aren’t very tech savvy and simply looking for an affordable and functional phone. The Samsung G9198 is looking to elevate this niche of the industry by create a stylish and high performance phone.


Here are just a few of the features that come standard with this new phone:

  • Unlike the flip-phone you carried around in college, this model comes with two 3.9 Super AMOLED touchscreens. Both the front and inside screen have a resolution of 1280X768.
  • 16 megapixel rear-shooter with an f/1.9 aperture
  • Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 2020mAh battery
  • 16GB of storage
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

As you can see from the product specifications, the Samsung G9198 is by no means meant to rival other popular Androids. However, it does represent a higher-end model that may be a good fit for certain demographics. Who knows? The G9198 may be the harbinger of a larger trend that looks back to the future and puts the flip-phone back on store shelves.


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