Most of the smartphones that we see released nowadays come in the slab form factor, resembling big, flat rectangles of metal, glass or plastic. Samsung has shown that it likes to mix things up a bit, though, having released multiple Android-powered flip phones. Today the company unveiled its latest such creation, the G9098.
The Samsung G9098 was revealed on the company’s Chinese website today, complete with a pair of 3.67-inch 800×480 Super AMOLED displays. The G9098 also offers a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, microSD card slot and 1900mAh battery. Finally, this new Android flipper is packing a 13-megapixel camera on its rear and a 2-megapixel shooter on its face.
As of this writing, the Samsung G9098 will be sold exclusively by China Mobile for an undisclosed price. There’s no word on whether or not it’ll hit other countries, but considering how limited the launches of Samsung’s other Android flip phones have been, I wouldn’t bet on seeing the G9098 venture out of China. That’s kind of a bummer because, while it may not be the most high-end smartphone ever, the G9098 is still a unique device that could appeal to some consumers.
Would you buy a smartphone with a flip form factor?