Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Samsung’s new clamshell smartphone stars in leaked hands-on video

A hands-on video has surfaced online showcasing what we believe to be the much-rumored clamshell SM-G9298, which was spotted in a user manual that was prematurely published on Samsung’s website on Monday.

Most of the information we have about the SM-G9298 is based on rumors. All we know for certain is that the handset will ship with NFC, Samsung Pay, S Voice (no, not Bixby) and wireless charging capabilities.

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In addition, the handset should feature two 4.2-inch Super AMOLED displays, one of which is displayed in the short, blurry clip that was uploaded to Twitter, a Snapdragon 821 AB CPU, 4GB of RAM and presumably a 2,300mAh battery.

That’s all the details we have about the SM-G9298 at present. We don’t even know the moniker it’ll hit the shelves with, though we have reason to believe that it won’t be branded as the W2018, as previously believed.

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With regards to availability, the manual we discussed earlier was written in Chinese, so we think it’s safe to assume that theSM-G9298 will launch exclusively in China, where there’s a pretty big market for Android-powered flip phones.