Samsung has a classy flip phone that will make you nostalgic

Remember the 2000s? We were all watching the OC, watching Mean Girls and taking grainy photos with the VGA cameras on our flip phones. You might have a chance to revisit millennial nostalgia real soon since Samsung is trying to make flip phones cool again with the debut of their Leader 8 or SM-G9298 model. Don’t be fooled though, these aren’t the boxy silver monstrosities that you were using back in 2009; the Leader 8 is a sleek black and gold device boasting two 4.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED displays. The top display resembles a regular smartphone interface, but you can flip it open to reveal a second screen as well as a traditional T9 keyboard.

Made of aviation grade aluminium, the phone’s heart is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable using a memory card. The VGA camera has been traded in for a 12-megapixel f/1.7 camera as well as a front facing 5-megapixel f/1.9 camera. A fingerprint scanner lets you unlock the device with ease.
Pre-installed with Android Nougat, the Leader 8 also supports Samsung Pay support and S Voice. There’s a catch though, Pocket Lint stated that the phone is unlikely that the phone is unlikely to be released anywhere but China. No doubt a crushing blow to all the twenty-somethings reading articles about the 15 best things about growing up in the late ‘90s.

[Via – Pocket Lint]

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