DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Adele can be seen using a flip phone in her music video for her hit song "Hello"? Celebrities like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson and many more have also been spotted using the flip phone. The first flip phone can be traced back in 1996 when the Motorola StarTAC was released. It is the first ever clamshell (flip) mobile phone manufactured. Two decades later, we live in an age where the latest and greatest smartphones are regularly released. With faster processors and better cameras, these powerful mini-computers are the trend. However, some Americans still seem to be willing to give up many of the features that smartphones provide. This is true especially with the older demographic of society. In 2018, large electronics companies started releasing new devices like flip phones or a lessened version of a smartphone. These devices are sometimes referred to as a "dumbphone."
Some phone users prefer the small size of the device relative to bulky smartphones. Some also enjoy the angular build that conforms more naturally to the mouth and ear when using the device. Others love the long battery life of the feature phones, which can go for weeks of use on a single charge. The revival of the flip phone seems inevitable. More people seem to love the simplicity that it brings in a very digital world. People have started looking up the best flip phones for seniors that would cater for elder people. However, Canadian technology analyst Daniel Bader says we aren't going back in time. He simply believes demand for the top flip phones will increase because people are trying to do to spend more time in meaningful interactions. Flip phones seem to be revived not to replace smartphones, but to augment them.