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The Alcatel Go Flip is a dumbphone-smartphone hybrid

Flip it, flip it real good!

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There’s something about old phone designs that provide incredible nostalgia.

We have seen Nokia bring back the 3×4 keypad on the refreshed Nokia 3310. The Blackberry Priv brought back the satisfying feeling of sliding up the display to reveal the keyboard. And now, the new Alcatel Go Flip wants to bring back the awesomeness points you get when flipping up the phone before and after using it.

This isn’t actually the first time we’re seeing someone revive the old concept. We’ve already seen Samsung and LG do a remake of the flip phone, both had a taste of Android on them. However, the new Alcatel Go Flip is a bit different. Why? Well, it is practically a basic phone with some extra features inside it.

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The Flip will be running under KaiOS, an unfamiliar mobile platform that doesn’t have much than the basics. On the other hand, this thing brags a 1.1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB RAM – an unimpressive kind of horsepower.

Other than that, there’s really not much else. There’s a 5-megapixel camera at the back, which also comes with a flash. There’s a 4GB internal memory to store basically your call/SMS/email activities – and maybe some mp3 or 3gp files.

Alcatel Go Flip Specs

  • KaiOS operating system
  • 2.8-inch display, 320 x 240 resolution
  • 1.1GHz dual-core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPS
  • GSM, UMTS, LTE
  • Dimensions: 4.13 x 2.09 x 0.67-inches
  • Weight: 116.23g
  • 1380mAh battery

The Alcatel Go Flip is only currently available in the US via T-Mobile for $95 (around Php4,700). The price tag is extremely unreasonable for what it is that it doesn’t really bother me if it will ever arrive in the Philippines or not. If you really want something like this, it’s better to just pick up a Samsung basic flip phone.

Source: Alcatel

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  1. The author hasnt made some diving in to why the phone doesnt need to have big specs to run the KaiOS. Because it is HTML5 based OS, and it can do the same as your smartphones in a lighter way, not having to worry about storage when it comes to apps.

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