Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Retro Takes Inspiration From A 20-Year-Old Phone

The limited edition Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Retro

Paying tribute to the classic SGH-E700 flip phone, the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Retro smartphone celebrates the 20th anniversary of the company’s first mobile phone. Having debuted in 2003, the SGH-E700 has inspired the Flip5 Retro with the same indigo blue and silver colorway, along with visual similarities shared on the cover screen.

That’s right, the pixel graphics on the clock widget on the cover screen resembles the original clock that was displayed on the SGH-E700. There’s also an exclusive cityscape animation found on the Flex Window. Unfortunately, this device will only be found outside of the US and will be sold in Europe and Korea.

As Samsung’s first smartphone with an integrated antenna, the SGH-E700 went on to sell more than 10 million devices and was a big success. Samsung’s reputation in the mobile phone business was enhanced by the success of that phone, which also contributed to the company becoming the smartphone juggernaut it is today.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Retro

Other classic mobile phones from Samsung include the MP3 phone SPH-M2500 from 1999. The TV phone SCH-M220, the camera phone SCH-V200, and the watch phone SPH-WP10 came next. Oh how time has flown, it surely feels a little jarring to be referencing any type of smart device as a “mobile phone”.

According to the company, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Retro will come with a collector card engraved with a serial number, a Flipsuit case, and three Flipsuit cards with logos from various periods of Samsung’s history. Starting on November 1, Samsung’s website will offer it in Korea, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Australia.

Make sure to check out detailed photos of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Retro below, even if you have fomo.

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