Samsung Is Bringing Back The Flip-Phone And We Know You Want One
Cast your mind back to the mid-Noughties. The Nokia 3310 was a little dated (if not still indestructible) and everybody wanted a Motorola Razr.
The ability to cut someone off by just flipping the screen down created a sense of power that no man or woman had ever seen before.
With the evolution of the smartphone, the flip-phone soon lost its sense of novelty. People wanted to swipe, not lift the lid.
However, since then there has been an empty space in our hearts. We've quietly yearned for the return of a flip-phone... and now we've got it.
Samsung has just launched a new flip-phone in Korea that will now make an iPhone look like the brick your grandparents still own.
The Samsung Folder 2, comes in a two-tone purple and pink colour scheme, with a brushed metallic finish.
For the geeks who get a phone not on its ability to text, call and Facetime but instead on its gadgetry, the phone features a Snapdragon 425 processor, has a 3.8-inch display at WVGA resolution, has 2GB of RAM, storage of 256GB and a 1,950 mAh battery.
There are two cameras, a five-megapixel lens at the front, and an eight-megapixel lens at the back.
Samsung is now pinning hopes on a return of the flip-phone.
The phone will be released first in the company's home, South Korea, with Asia still finding the idea enthralling. Sales in Japan, for flip-phones, had grown up until last year.
The Android-powered Samsung Folder 2 will retail for around $260 (£204).
Maybe to go back is the way forward. Earlier this year, Nokia relaunched the 3310, 17 years after it was first revealed.
Over 126,000,000 versions of the original product were sold, before it was phased out in 2005.
It has now had an upgrade, with a slimmer, upgraded tech design, and comes in a range of colours.
On the relaunch, Juho Sarvikas, the chief product officer of HMD global, said: "For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn't resist. We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand."
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