Many of us, tech buffs, cannot imagine life without smartphones. We consider them portable entertainment centers, work companions and communication tools. However, no matter how popular smartphones are these days, there are still folks out there who value simplicity over fancy design and advanced technology. For instance, AT&T launched today a wallet-friendly Cingular Flip 2 basic phone featuring clamshell form factor.
AT&T has just added a flip phone to its roster. The Cingular Flip 2 offers clamshell design, low pricing and 4G LTE connectivity support.
The new flip handset is nothing else than a re-branded version of the Alcatel Go Flip phone currently available at T-Mobile and Boost Mobile. In addition, as the name suggests, it’s also a successor to the last year’s Cingular Phone. Although the device doesn’t offer any eye-catching features, its traditional clamshell form factor should attract many customers, especially those interested in cheap humble communication tools.
Speaking of the Cingular Flip 2’s design, the handset is light and compact. It sports a big keyboard typical of traditional flip phones. Furthermore, it also features a 2.8-inch internal display supported by a smaller external screen for notifications. So you don’t even have to flip the device open to check whether someone tried to call you.
Moving on to the specs, the phone offers 240×320 p resolution and comes powered by the Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor clocked at 11 GHz and paired with 512GB RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. Surprisingly enough, the phone has been equipped with a microSD card slot accepting cards up to 32GB. Optics come represented by a 2MP primary camera capable to record 720p videos, whereas a 1,350 mAh battery keeps the whole thing running.
Instead of popular Android or iOS platform, the Cingular Flip 2 works on KaiOS operating system and delivers support for both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity, which does not make it very behind the smartphones.
The Cingular Flip 2 is AT&T’s exclusive offering. It can be purchased online and at brick-and-mortar stores for just $59.99. But if you plan to buy the phone remember that you will be charged extra $25 to cover the activation fee without which you won’t be able to use the device.