6 Reasons Flip Phones Are Set For A Comeback

Another 90s trend returns

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Adele’s new single, ‘Hello’ blew up the Internet this morning, but she’s not the only one set for a comeback. The humble flip phone could soon be returning to our lives thanks to its starring role in her single video.

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In her first video for the album 25, Adele is shown struggling to get a signal on her vintage flip phone. Fan reactions ranged from decade confusion, to confessions of having loved flip phones all along.   

However, this may not even have been a nod to the past. This week Samsung announced the launch of a new flip phone, the Galaxy Golden 3. How soon will it be before we trade in our smart phones for something chunkier? We're guessing not that long at all.

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Here are six reasons we all need the flip phone back in our lives:

1 |  You can answer your calls with a little flick and feel like an absolute boss. 

2 |  They have undeniable retro appeal, as demonstrated by Rihanna in this 90s tracksuit look. 

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3 |  While iPhones remain identical despite your choice of covers, the flip phone can be heavily personalised. In Mean Girls, on Wednesdays they wore pink, and so did their phones.

4 |  Or go a step further, and bedazzle your flip phone. Carrie was always on the cutting-edge of fashion.

5 |  While you’re at it, why not get one with a pull out antenna à la Cher from Clueless?

6 |  Hillary Clinton still uses a flip phone. That’s good enough for us. 

7 |  And, best of all, the satisfying snap when you hang up on someone. A literal snap.

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