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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "Flip Phone"?

A flip phone is a mix between a clamshell and candy bar device, retaining the open/close hinge and dual sides of the clamshell, but borrowing the long rectangular aesthetic of the candy bar design. Whilst closed the screen and number deck are face to face, but separate as the handset is flipped open. This type of design was popular in the feature phone era but has become more of a niche design in the smartphone era, with only a few companies (Samsung and LG among them) still building flip phones for select markets.

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