lifestyle • 14 Aug, 2017
Flipping Over The New Black and Gold Samsung Leader 8
Retro Clamshell Mobile Is Straight Out Of The 2000s
Remember the early 2000s? Nah, us neither. But apparently the new black and gold Samsung flip phone is a flashback to those recent times past.
Only a month ago we joined the campaign for the comeback of the rainbow coloured clamshell-style Motorola StarTAC. And now Samsung have jumped aboard the clamshell clamour with the launch of their Leader 8. Without wishing to denigrate the StarTAC, the Korean consumer electronic giant’s phone is an entirely cooler construct — just check that high strength aluminium body and retro keypad.
However, beneath the old-school styling is an utterly modern mobile phone. It charges wirelessly, there’s a fingerprint sensor, a 4.2-inch HD AMOLED display, 64GB storage as standard, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
But as we’re done with the good news, it’s probably time to drop the bad — the phone’s only available in China and the price hasn’t been confirmed yet. What’s certain is it’s time to book that long overdue trip to Chengdu.
Via The Verge
Words by David Kaye