Samsung's Dual Screen Flip Phone Hits TENAA With 4GB Of RAM

Samsung's mysterious SM-G9298 is not such a mystery anymore, thanks to a run through TENAA that revealed a number of details about the upcoming phone while providing plenty of clear photos. The device sports a large front touchscreen, then opens up to reveal another screen, along with a hardware dial pad, directional pad, and softkeys down below. This means that the device can be used both as a candybar smartphone and a more traditional flip phone. The bottom half of the unit houses just about everything besides the screen that a user will need while using the phone in candybar mode, including a volume rocker and power button, along with a camera and flash in the back. Plastic can be seen on the top and bottom of the phone's bottom half, likely for the antennas. The top part is much cleaner, bearing only the two screens. The listing for headphone jack on TENAA says that it's shared with the charging port, though it doesn't say what type of port this is.

On the inside, the phone sports an unnamed quad-core processor capable of speeds up to 2.15GHz, paired up with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is a roomy 64GB, and can be supplemented with a MicroSD card. Both screens are 4.2-inch AMOLED panels set at 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, which pegs them at a more than reasonably sharp 525 pixels per inch. The front of the device when closed lacks a front-facing camera, but those who pop it open will be greeted by 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The back camera, which can be used in candybar mode, is a 12-megapixel affair. The 2,300mAh battery may sound measly on paper, but given the small screens and the fact  that only one of the power-sipping AMOLED panels will likely be fully active at any one time, it should prove to be sufficient for most use cases. The device bears Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), new enough to run almost all apps, but not bleeding edge; for those keeping score at home, Android 7.0 (Nougat) is the most popular version for device manufacturers right now, while Android O is making the rounds with Nexus and Pixel devices as a developer preview right now.

The phone bears dual SIM slots, and both of them can support most of the standards used throughout China. TD-LTE and LTE FDD are on board, as is GSM functionality, TD-SCDMA, and WCDMA support. A wide range of different bands is in use here, which makes the phone somewhat import-friendly, though importers are unlikely to see any data connectivity beyond HSPA on most carriers. The phone recently made its way through the FCC, which means it may be coming to America at some point.

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