Samsung Leadership 8 – $3000 Flip Phone is Launched in China
Samsung Leadership 8 flagship smartphone is all set to go on retail globally in near future. The $3000 flip phone has finally landed on their official Chinese site. Even though leadership 8 is a very high priced device. It remind us of past day Moto Razr series and resembles it too. Apart from Razr, Samsung Leadership 8 flip phone is for premium users only.
Samsung Leadership 8 SM-G9298ZKACHC the Chinese build has live on their site and available for purchase. The global launch has to be arrive yet on the next station, maybe MWC 2018.
Samsung Leadership 8 is available to be purchase in China. The eCommerce website which host Leadership 8 are proficient to ship worldwide. Though, you may not receive warranty claims on buying from China. Chinese eCommerce giant Taobao selling this android smartphone at the price of 13999 yuan after discount. As per website, this android flip phone is also available on Samsung store in China.
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Samsung Leadership 8 Specifications
Samsung Leadership 8 is no less than any other android smartphone at 10K-15K. Yet it does not cost that lower amount. Leadership 8, the almost $3000 flip phone features dual Super AMOLED display. One on the top side for notifications and the other is primary display. The 4.2 inches primary screen sports FHD display.
Samsung Leadership 8 Technical Specifications
Samsung Leadership 8 is powered with 64bit Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 processor quad core clocked at 2×2.15GHz Kyro + 2×1.6GHz Kyro. It equip Adreno 530 for graphic processing. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory out of which 51.7GB is usable and expandable upto 256GB.
Talking about its camera, it has 12MP primary camera with 4000×3000 image resolutions. It has full dual core speed focus camera for perfect image captures. It can record video of upto 3840×2160 at 30fps. Primary camera has single tone LED flash.
It has 5MP front facing camera with F1.9 aperture. The front camera does not have flash support.
Good to say, this premium android smartphone support Fingerprint sensor and Wireless charging. Still this $3000 smartphone only provide Micro USB 2.0 port for charging.
This phone will support 4G Indian bands, your JIO sim will be supported. It has dual SIM slot for Nano GSM SIM + Hybrid GSM or Memory card. Comes with Android v6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Source – 91Mobiles
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Samsung Leadership 8 Design Specs
Talking about design of leadership 8. It comes in black color with Golden branding on rear. The only available color is black, though some non official sources on eCommerce site expose more color variants. It is a heavy smartphone 235 grams, and has 130.2×62.6×15.9 (LxBxH) mm dimensions.
The closed flip gives you android phone looks with navigation control on the bottom front. Once you open the lid you will get control to functional smartphone which is not limited to just notifications. The keypad will allow you to control the smartphone features. Its keypad gives you shimmering gradient of shades of black. All numbering are done in golden to give premium looks. The primary functional display is controlled only by keypad and it is not for touch controls.
Samsung Leadership 8 Price in India & Launch Date
At this price line, the phone is expected to be purchased by people who has not time to tingle with SoC. Yet the phone has powerful SoC but it is made purely to be used for basic purpose like Calling, Texting, Whatsapp and official purpose.
If you translate Chinese price, Leadership 8 expected price in India would cross 1.4 Lakhs. Though 91 mobiles listed the expected price is 29K INR*. The expected launch date in India listed is 21 March 2018. The model no. to be launched is not mentioned.
* – Citation needed