You may think that the flip phone market has died. Think again the same.  Neither the flip phone market is dead nor Samsung’s love for the flip phone has died, apparently. The South Korean giant of technology has launched a new flip phone in China that has been called the Leader 8 and it comes packing specs that are better than the majority of smartphones out there.

Design and Display(s)

Being a flip phone does not mean that it comes with a plastic casing, instead, Samsung has utilized aviation-grade aluminum for the Leader 8 making it quite a durable phone. At the back, you get the camera and LED flash along with a fingerprint scanner! Also, there is available wireless charging. Bixby is not available there (not that you required it anyways) but the flagship does have S Voice and Samsung Pay via NFC.

Opening up the smart phone, you will get a control pad surrounded by buttons. Also, you can configure one of these buttons to complete a pre-defined task such as opening an app or taking a picture.

Moving on to the display of the Leader 8 or displays? Since the device has 2 of them.

Both of these are the same though, 4.2″ full HD Super AMOLED displays. It’s “just” 1080p but given the screen size, the display of the phone is going to be super sharp.

One of the displays is outside the phone and the other is inside when you flip it to open. The display on the outside will let you check notifications quickly, and other information like the date, time and call reminders.

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Concerning the performance, the Leader 8 device is no slouch, on paper at least. The Leader 8 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor along with 4 GB RAM. The SD 821 chipset may sound somewhat old, but it is a flagship level processor also found in the Pixel phones, Oneplus 3T etc.

So, good performance is probably not going to be an issue for the Leader 8 flagship.

Internal storage is 64 GB and you can expand it via a microSD card.

Cameras and Battery

The primary camera is a 12 MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture and an LED flash. Like the S8’s camera, it should be a solid shooter providing excellent images.The front camera is 5MP.

A 2,300mAh battery supports wireless charging.

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Samsung Leader 8 Specs

◆Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, quad-core


◆RAM: 4 GB

◆Internal Storage: 64 GB

◆Card Slot: expandable by up to 256 GB

◆OS: Android 7.1 Nougat

◆Display: 4.2-inch Super AMOLED FHD (1080 x 1920)


◆Dual screen

◆Fingerprint sensor


◆Back: 12 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, LED flash

◆Front: 5 MP, f/1.9, LED flash

◆Battery: 2,300 mAh with wireless charging

◆Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth V4.0, GPS-AGPS


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