Samsung recently announced a new phone. This latest device is called the Samsung Leader 8, and it has some pretty good specifications. However, you would be surprised to learn that the device is a flip phone. But then, this flip phone is almost as capable as any other flagship phone on the market.
The Samsung Leader 8 features the Snapdragon 821 processor, which you would recognize as the same processor on the Galaxy S7. Furthermore, the device boasts of 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The phone also features a 2,300mAh battery. Well, that does not sound like a lot, but it will get you through the day, largely due to the much smaller display, which sits in at 4.2 inches (10.67 centimetres).
The Samsung Leader 8 also has a 12MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture. Also, there’s a fingerprint sensor just below the camera. But then, the phone has more than just specs; it also supports Samsung services you would find on other devices, like Samsung Pay and wireless charging.
This is certainly an interesting concept. But Samsung has not announced anything related to price or availability yet. The only information available about the Samsung Leader 8 is that it will be available in China. It also seems likely that even if it is released in other countries, it will only be in parts of Asia.
As a matter of fact, this is not the first time in recent years that companies revisited the idea of a flip phone. Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Folder 2, which had mid-range specs rather than the flagship specs on the Leader 8. Also, in June LG launched the LG Exalt LTE. It certainly is fun to see that the idea of the flip phone is not totally dead, despite the fact that most of the world has moved on from it.