Although fashion, music, technology, and other trends seem to be moving forward most of the time, vintage and older things always seem to grab our attention and come back in one way or another. Take, for example, bell-bottoms in fashion or vinyl records in music. As for technology, it looks like flip phones might just become popular again.
In September, Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, was photographed with a rather outdated flip phone in her hand, while in South Korea, Samsung and LG introduced new flip phones which were created, as the companies stated, with older people in mind.
We wrote about the LG Wine Smart back when it was announced – it’s a flip phone that runs Android, but comes with a numerical keypad. According to LG, this phone was designed after a research showed that many older users fear the small buttons and the complex options the modern smartphones bring.
Last year, Samsung presented the Hennessy W789, an Android flip phone, as well, that comes with two touch displays, but also has a physical keyboard.
However, research conducted in America also showed that around 15% of people aged 18 – 24 and 13% of users aged 25 – 34 don’t use smartphones at all, which means that it’s not only the older generations that are opting for more old-fashioned phones.
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