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Remember the Iconic SGH-E700? Samsung Just Brought it Back, and It’s Better Than Ever!

Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro

Samsung has taken a trip down memory lane and introduced the Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro, attempting to marry the nostalgia of the past with the cutting-edge technology of today. This phone is a throwback and a tribute to the SGH-E700, an iconic flip phone that set the standards for modern design in its time. Up there with the Nokia 3310 and the Motorola Razr, the SGH-E700 was one of those phones that made it onto the Christmas list of anyone who was anyone.

And now Samsung is hoping it can tug on a few heartstrings and bring a few new customers back to the Samsung Fold. So let’s take a look and see if the Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro will be making it on to your christmas list this year. 

Embracing the Legacy:  Design 

The Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro with its indigo blue and silver hues captures the essence of the SGH-E700, transporting users back in time while providing them with the luxury of modern innovation. The tactile satisfaction of flipping open a phone is reintroduced, marrying the old-school style with the contemporary need for cutting-edge technology.

Samsung's attention to detail doesn't stop at the exterior. The UX elements and cover screen have been reimagined, featuring pixel graphics that pay homage to the original device. This creates a seamless transition between the past and present, providing users with a unique experience that is both nostalgic and revolutionary.

A Collector’s Edition: Unboxing Nostalgia

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro

There are many who will see the Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro as more than a gadget; for some it's a collector's dream. Encased in a beautifully designed box, the package includes the Retro edition phone, a Flipsuit case, three Flipsuit cards adorned with Samsung logos from various eras, and a collector card engraved with a unique serial number. Each element of this package tells a story, capturing the essence of Samsung's rich history and its journey through the ages. 

Exclusive Availability

Starting November 1st, this limited edition will be available in Korea, the UK, Germany, Spain, and Australia, and it will hit the French market on November 2nd. Though the pricing details remain shrouded in mystery, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro will be sold exclusively through its official website, adding to the exclusivity and allure.

From the SGH-E700 to the Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro

The original SGH-E700 was a pretty groundbreaking device that played a pivotal role in propelling Samsung to the forefront of the mobile phone industry. With its built-in antenna and modern design, it sold over 10 million units, cementing its place in the history of distinguished phones. 

Now, 20 years later, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 Retro is set to leave its mark, celebrating two decades of technical advancement and unwavering innovation that will certainly send many long term phone users down memory lane to a point when snake was the brilliant best that mobile gaming had to offer. 

Take us down your memory lane

One did start to wonder when retro phones would start to become the next trend. Football shirts have been doing it for years so it’s no wonder that tech giants are starting to catch on. Kicked off by the new Motorola Razr earlier this year, and now buoyed by Samsung, perhaps we might now see Nokia and Blackberry making a comeback? Perhaps not but one can hope. But for sure these are devices that tell a story, a collector's item, and a piece of history, all wrapped up in a modern, cutting-edge smartphone. 

The question we want to ask is how did your story look? What was your favourite smartphone of the past and which device would you like to see reimagined? Head over to the Heyup Community and let us know. And who knows Heyup might be releasing a Retro device of our own pretty soon. Stay tuned.