So Samsung has chosen to keep the flip phone alive and well in markets other than the United States. This makes sense since the form factor is still beloved by many, but I can’t remember the last time someone told me they’d rather have one over their current smartphone. But at least with the company’s latest entry into the market over in China, you’ll actually have decent competition between your flip phone and smartphone.
Samsung calls it the Leader 8, and it has flagship-level specs. There’s a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, two 4.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screens for interacting with the handset while it’s closed, a 12MP f/1.7 camera, 64GB of expandable storage, and Samsung Pay. There’s even a fingerprint scanner, and guess what? Bixby is nowhere to be found.
Admittedly, the Leader 8 packs a smaller 2300mAh battery, but it should be enough to get you through a day since this phone is so small.
All of these specs come jam-packed in an aluminum body. There’s no word on how much it’ll cost or when it’ll go on sale, but if any of you in Asia has been in the market for a flagship flip phone, the Leader 8 may be your best bet.