Samsung has just introduced a new-style flip phone dubbed the Samsung Leader 8. The difference with this phone and flip phones of old is that the Leader 8 has a processor and features that rival any other flagship phone you’ll see around.
Firstly, the Leader has a Snapdragon 821 processor, which is the chip found in the Pixel and the S7. Additionally, you get 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, a decent 2,300mAh battery and a 4.2-inch display.
The Samsung Leader 8 also doesn’t skimp on the camera. It sports a back camera with 12mp and an f/1.7 aperture, and underneath that you’ll find the fingerprint sensor. Rounding out those specs, Samsung also throws in the ability to run Samsung pay and the phone supports wireless charging.
Unfortunately, North America won’t see this phone anytime soon, if ever. Samsung is also mum on pricing and availability, but they have indicated that it will be available in China, and perhaps later in other Asian regions.
Is this a resurgence of the flip phone? Could be. Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Folder 2, which was a midrange phone, and LG had the Exalt LTE, which also happened to be the first LTE-only Verizon device. Perhaps we still have a bunch of people on this planet that still enjoy opening up their flippers to communicate. Time will tell if the flip phone is hear to stay.