Samsung’s Leader 8 flip phone has a Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM, 12MP camera, Samsung Pay

Samsung has been rumored to be working on a premium flip phone for China for a couple of weeks now, and following numerous leaks and renders of the device, Samsung has officially unveiled the phone and everything that it’s bringing to the table.

The flip phone’s model number is SM-G9298, but it appears to be referred to as the, “Leader 8.” The Leader 8 looks exactly like what we were expecting, meaning that there’s two 4.2-inch Super AMOLED displays (one on the inside and one outside), a 12MP camera on the back with an f/1.7 aperture, a fingerprint scanner below that, and a physical number pad once you flip open the device.

Powering the Leader 8 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage is available for housing all of your apps, games, pictures, etc. A 2,300 mAh battery is present to keep you powered through the day, and as a nice bonus, the Leader 8 even supports wireless charging.

Samsung crafted its new flip phone out of of aluminum alloy, and while you won’t find any Bixby features on the device, there is S Voice and Samsung Pay for both NFC and MST payments.

There’s currently no word from Samsung as to how much the Leader 8 will cost or when it will be available, but don’t expect it to be released anywhere in Western markets. The Leader 8 has been confirmed for a release in China, but if it does expand elsewhere, it will likely only be in parts of Asia.

The Leader 8 is certainly an interesting breed, and the more I read and learn about the phone, the more interested I become in it. The flip phone form factor is a refreshing twist among the sea of flat metal and glass slabs, and to be perfectly honest, I might pick up a Leader 8 should Samsung ever bring it to the US.

Alas, that’s wishful thinking. For the time being, I’ll keep using my non-flip Pixel like a chump.

Recent articles

iQOO Z1x 5G

Vivo sub-brand iQOO has launched the company’s latest 5G smartphone- iQOO Z1x 5G in China on July 9, 2020.

Honor 9A

Honor has just launched the Honor 9A smartphone for the global markets and the price starts from €149.90 (US$ 169.6 / Rs. 12,810). Read on to know more.

Honor 10X Max

Honor has just confirmed the launch date of the company's next new 5G smartphone- Honor X10 Max on Weibo.

Realme C11

Realme is all set to launch its new Realme C11 smartphone with MediaTek Helio G35 SoC in Malaysia.

Realme Nazro 10

Realme has launched its new Nazro series smartphone- Realme Nazro 10A alongside the Realme Narzo 10 in India. The Next sale of Realme Nazro 10A will be held on June 23 via Flipkart and the Realme India website.

Vivo V19

Vivo has just launched the company's latest smartphone Vivo V19 in India as expected.

Realme Nazro 10

Realme has launched the company’s latest Nazro series smartphones- Realme Nazro 10 and Nazro 10A in India.

LG Stylo 6

Here is the first look of LG's new entry-level/midrange smartphone - LG Stylo 6 which was shared by reliable leakster Evan Blass.

Xiaomi Mi 10

Xiaomi India has just unveiled it's latest flagship killer- Xiaomi Mi 10 5G smartphone in India.

LG Velvet

After several teasers and rumors, LG has finally unveiled the company's latest 5G smartphone- LG Velvet on May 7 in South Korea. The company has also revealed the pricing and availability details of the phone.