Samsung Leadership 8 SM-G9298 Price in Dubai, UAE  

Samsung Leadership 8 SM-G9298

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INTRODUCTION

Samsung Leadership 8
Samsung Leadership 8

After the success of W2017 smartphone of flip type, Samsung is expected to introduce another flip phone shortly. The Leadership 8 SM-G9298 is expected to host powerful specifications which are beyond the performance of the predecessor.

The latest flip model from Samsung houses quad-core processor, dual SIM, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. The device is expected to be available only in black color. It is expected to be released during the second half of the current year. The phone might target higher range of budgetary segment.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Samsung Leadership 8 Design and Display
Samsung Leadership 8 Design

The Leadership 8 SM-G9298 sports two 4.2-inches with one of the outside and one inside. Both the screens host full HD super AMOLED displays of 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. These screens enable very clear and fine clear display even under the bright light.

The phone has a metallic body with curved edges and in complete black design. It has a primary camera on the rear side and a power and volume controller on either side. The secondary camera is placed on the flip side. The touch screen appears on both the screens. The home button and navigation buttons are placed on the screens. The keypad is also available on one of the flaps to input the data.

About the dimensions, the phone measures 130.20 x 62.60 x 15.90 mm in size and weighs 235 grams. The size of the phone is not too large but because of two screens, the phone becomes a little heavy and can be felt the little burden when held in hand. Overall barring the weight, the phone looks elegant.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Samsung Leadership 8 Fingerprint
Samsung Leadership 8 Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung Leadership 8 SM is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 821 chipset. The four core processor is a combination of two dual-core processors each clocked to 2.15GHz and 1.6GHz respectively. The phone is also packed with 4GB RAM. Though the processor is only four core, it is strong and efficient. The big RAM also enables smooth performance of the device too.

The smartphone occupies huge internal memory of 64GB which is further expandable up to 256GB using the microSD card. If you are not the kind of person to depend on too many apps, then the default memory is more than sufficient for your use.

The phone is a dual-SIM type that supports 4G internet connectivity and is enabled with VoLTE. The device also comes with Samsung Pay, S Voice, and Secure Folder.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Samsung Leadership 8 Camera
Samsung Leadership 8 Camera

Samsung SM-G9298 packs a primary camera of 12 MP f/1.7 aperture with LED flash. It also packs a front shooter of 5 MP f/1.9 aperture for clicking selfies and video calling. The rear camera is can be used perfectly for taking clear and sharp pictures (thanks to the aperture) anywhere, and the front camera is good to take selfies as well as video calling.

If you want to do video recording, then it can be performed well with the rear camera at the resolution of 3840 x 2160 and with selfie camera at the resolution of 1280 x 720. The Leadership 8 SM can play sound files of 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, and XMF types. It is enabled with HD voice. It can also play video files of MP4, WMA and few other formats. The phone comes with 3.5mm audio jack but it is not accompanied with FM radio.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Samsung Leadership 8 Long-Lasting Battery
Samsung Leadership 8 “Long-Lasting Battery”

The upcoming flip phone from Samsung is expected to host 2300 mAh Li-Ion battery that provides the standby time of 68 hours. Though the battery seems to be of lesser capacity, but it is stronger to lasts longer.

The SM-G9298 is a dual SIM mobile that can support 2G of frequencies 850, 900, 1800 and 1900; 3G of frequencies 850, 1900 and 2100; and 4G with LTE of frequencies 2100, 1800, 1700, 2600, and 900. Among the wireless connectivity options for data transfer, the smartphone is enabled with WAP V2.0, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+, GPRS, Bluetooth v4.1, Wifi v802.11 a/b/g/nac, Wifi frequencies of 2.4 i 5 GHz, Wifi Direct, HotSpot, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and NFC. It also comes with a wired connectivity of USB v2.0, etc.

The device might be embedded with many sensors like Fingerprint, Gravity, Proximity, Light, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Accelerometer, and Hall-effect.

PROS AND CONS

Samsung is trying to retain the market for flip phones and therefore, every year launches one in their list. Samsung Leadership 8SM–G9298 is beautifully carved flip phone for that stylish look with some exciting features. The phone is priced little high to maintain the likeness for the flip devices.

WHAT WE LIKED
  • HD Super AMOLED display
  • Metallic frame
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal memory
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Phone can have octa-core processor
  • Battery capacity too less and it doesn’t even support quick charging

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