Last week was quite a busy affair for Samsung with the launch event of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ at the company's annual Unpacked event. But the company also sneakily announced a new handset exclusively for the Chinese market dubbed the SM G9198.
It is no 6 inch touchscreen device you thought of though! In fact it is yet another ‘smart' flip phone from the company. The company's homeland Korea was their favourite market for flip hone but with the launch of this phone in China it seems that Samsung is attempting to expand their market.
Under the hood of the handset is the Snapdragon 808 hexacore chipset - same as inside the LG G4, along with a 2GB of RAM. The SM-G9198 features a 3.9 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280x768) display which becomes visible on the phone is flipped open. The company has aslo included a screen which is visible on the top, once the device is flipped closed.
The storage on the inside is 16GB which can be further expanded to 128 GB via MicroSD cards. The optics are led by 16MP f1.9 aperture rear camera (same as the one found in the Note5 and S6) along with a 6MP front shooter. The battery inside in on the lower side at 2020mAh - Samsung though claims a 189 hours of standby time.
It's highly unlikely that Samsung will bring this device outside of China. But a South Korean launch may be on cards.