Flip phones hark back to late '90s and early 2000's nostalgia when you could slam your phone shut to end a call and a 1.3-megapixel camera was the latest technology. And Samsung is making the flip phone a must-have once again. They’ve unveiled the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and the Galaxy Z Fold4. Here’s what you need to know about what they both unfold . . .
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
The Galaxy Z Flip4 is compact, portable and durable—a must-have for an on-the-go lifestyle. With a sleek stylish design available in an array of colors, it also features a hands-free camera, informative cover screen and custom accessories.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
The Galaxy Z Fold4 is made to take your productivity to the next level, unfolding into a tablet sized screen. You can launch multiple apps side by side with a multi-window view or multi-task with hands free video.
Now for the big decision—is the Galaxy Z Flip4 or Z Fold4 better suited for your lifestyle?
But, while you’re mulling it over, let’s take a walk down flip phone memory lane. . . .
Where It All Started
The first flip phone, made by Motorola, was released in 1996, and was one of the first consumer phones to weigh less than four ounces. The Motorola StarTAC became popular not because of its features but its size and shape. You could truly go anywhere you needed to with it for the first time.
In 2004, the Motorola Razr flip phone took over the market with its metallic buttons and neon cover colors, especially that hot pink one. Everyone had one, it seemed, as it was the season's accessory. The Razr was the world's best-selling phone in 2005 and it made a comeback recently too.
Everything Old is New Again
Some say Gen Z is even bringing it back as a solution to social overload — picking flip phones off eBay to return to their parents' internet-less world for a little while. It's no surprise that teens' screen time has increased 17 percent since the pandemic started, clocking in at eight hours and 39 minutes a day in 2021.
To pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and the Samsung Galaxy Fold4, head over to Xfinity Mobile for all the information you need!
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