We may have a lot of full-screen smartphones to choose but there aren't many flip-phones in the market that rock high-end specifications. But if you are looking for a good flip-phone, then Samsung has just announced the Leader 8.
As a part of the aluminum design, the device sports two 4.2-inch Super AMOLED screens that offer Full HD resolution. While the screens aren’t that big as current generation smartphones, the inclusion of Full HD resolutions is quite a big deal in not just one but both the front-facing and rear displays. The flip-phone, or should we say a smart flip-phone, is powered by the Snapdragon 821 chip along with 4GB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 64GB. The processor may not be the latest but it does the trick for a speedy smartphone experience. The device runs on the latest Android Nougat operating system.
Samsung also made sure that the device also sports good cameras. On the rear is a 12MP shooter with an aperture of f/1.7. We aren’t sure if this camera is the same that’s found on the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S8 smartphones. However, the 5MP selfie camera on the front has a lower aperture of f/1.9.
Samsung also added fast wireless charging capabilities for the inbuilt 2300 mAh battery. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the rear, but the fact is that, unlike the Galaxy S8, the sensor is placed below the camera module. Now, this could be a move after Samsung had placed the fingerprint sensor next to the camera on the Galaxy S8. That said, there are still chances users can accidentally touch the camera lens.
While the Leader 8 supports services such as Samsung Pay and S Voice, the device doesn’t feature the Bixby AI and no dedicated button on the device. The Leader 8 is said to come in black and gold colors. However, the word is it that Samsung may not release the smartphone for other markets. This may be a disappointment for those who love to switch back to iconic phone designs while having modern hardware specifications. There is no mention yet if Samsung plans to release the smartphone in the UAE and no information on the pricing of the device.
That being said, Samsung is getting ready to unveil the Galaxy Note8 in the coming weeks. The device is rumored to be holding a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with thin bezels, similar to the Galaxy S8. The smartphone may likely be powered by the Exynos 8895 chip with 4GB RAM and the primary camera would likely feature a dual-lens configuration.