Motorola might be trying to retire the humble flip phone, but Samsung seems more inclined to evolve the venerable form factor rather than killing it off. The Korean manufacturer has unveiled a new Android-powered flip phone — not the first such device by any means — under the name "G9098."
Physically it lookss a cross between a Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note 3, with a squared-off design and faux-leather back panel. The dual-SIM device includes two 3.67-inch SuperAMOLED panels at 800x480 resolution and an unnamed 2.3GHz quad-core processor, likely a Snapdragon 800 or 801. That's backed up by 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera. On the software side, the G9098 appears to be running either Android 4.2 or 4.3 Jelly Bean with Samsung's 2013 TouchWiz UI.
This appears to be the same Android-powered flip phone that appeared at a Chinese certification authority way back in October 2013, only in a different color. Previous Android-powered entries in this category have included the "Hennessy" flip phone for China and the Galaxy Golden for Korea.
There's no word on pricing, but the Samsung G9098 looks set to go on sale through China Mobile.