Samsung Electronics has unveiled a new limited edition phone that pays tribute to its legacy of innovation. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro is inspired by the SGH-E700, a popular phone that Samsung released in 2003 with a built-in antenna and a clamshell design.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro features the same indigo blue and silver color scheme that adorned the SGH-E700, which was nicknamed the ‘Benz Phone’ for its luxurious design and performance. The new phone also offers a UX design reinterpretation of 2000s pixel graphics and an exclusive animation on the Flex Window that portrays a cityscape with a touch of nostalgia.
The Flex Window is one of the innovative features of the Galaxy Z Flip 5, which allows users to customize their display and use different apps on the top and bottom halves of the screen. The phone also has a larger cover screen than its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, and supports FlexCam selfies and customization.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro comes with a unique package that includes three Flipsuit cards featuring logos from different eras of Samsung’s history, a Flipsuit case and a collector card engraved with a serial number that will add to the product’s collectible value for purchasing customers.
Samsung’s history of innovation in mobile phones
Samsung Electronics has been providing innovative mobile phones in the market for decades. In addition to the SGH-E700, the company has launched a series of other revolutionary mobile products, such as:
- The MP3 phone SPH-M2500 in 1999, which was the first phone to support MP3 playback
- The watch phone SPH-WP10 in 2000, which was the first phone to be worn on the wrist
- The TV phone SCH-M220 in 2001, which was the first phone to receive terrestrial TV broadcasts
- The camera phone SCH-V200 in 2002, which was the first phone to have a built-in camera with optical zoom
Each product earned acclaim for its innovative new features that pushed the boundaries of what was possible at that time.
Availability and price of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro will be available in limited quantities in Korea, the U.K., France, Germany, Spain and Australia. Consumers in these select countries can purchase this iconic device exclusively through Samsung’s official website, Samsung.com.
The price of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro has not been announced yet, but it is expected to be similar to or slightly higher than the price of the Galaxy Z Flip 5, which starts at $999.99 in the U.S.
The Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro is a rare opportunity for Samsung fans to own a piece of history and enjoy the latest features of a foldable phone. The device is expected to sell out quickly, so interested customers should act fast before it runs out of stock.