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Is this the smart flip phone of my dreams?

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No

Oppo

Anna Wintour and Rihanna told me flip phones are back, and wow do I want one. The snag with my dream, though, is that I can't navigate New York without a GPS in my pocket at all times. If only I had a smart flip phone. Luckily, Chinese company Oppo is ON IT. The company unveiled its smart flip phone prototype this week, and it's, well, it's definitely foldable? Not exactly what I was envisioning for a new flip phone, but it's a start, I guess. The prototype looks more like a tablet with a hinge in the middle of it, so I don't really see myself stuffing it in my bag or pulling it out during the day. It could serve as a conversation starter, maybe?

Samsung reportedly showed off a similar prototype last year. Its version looks a whole lot better. Maybe someday I'll be as trendy as Anna Wintour or Rihanna! (Necessary note: I fully intend on pairing my flip phone with a vintage Juicy Couture terry cloth sweatsuit and hope to have this look ready by 2018.)

LG's crazy rollable display demo at CES 2016