Samsung revealed Galaxy Z Flip5 Retro, a limited edition tribute to the popular SGH-E700 (also known as the SGH-E715 in the US on T-Mobile), which was first introduced 20 years ago in 2003. It comes in the same indigo blue and silver color combination as the original, along with pixel graphics Similar to the clock widget on the cover screen and exclusive cityscape style animation on the flex window. It will be sold in Korea and several countries in Europe, but not the United States.
The SGH-E700 was Samsung’s first mobile phone with a built-in antenna and was a certified success, selling over 10 million units. The success of this phone raised Samsung’s position in the mobile phone industry at the time, helping to make it the smartphone giant it is today. The phone was popular enough that in 2007, Engadget noted, Samsung effectively re-released the phone with new radios as a play on nostalgia, even though it was only four years old at the time.
The company said that the Galaxy Z Flip5 Retro phone will include three Flipsuit cards featuring logos from different eras of Samsung’s history, a Flipsuit case and a collector’s card engraved with a unique serial number. It will be available starting November 1 in Korea, the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Australia from Samsung’s website.
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