Alcatel is bringing back the flip phone with the GO FLIP V

The flip phone has risen from the dead!

There have been rumors swirling around lately that Motorola is planning on bringing back their iconic RAZR flip phone, but now it looks like Alcatel has beaten them to the punch with their new GO FLIP V.

Externally, the Alcatel GO FLIP V looks like a total blast from the past. Fortunately, unlike flip phones of yore, the Alcatel GO FLIP V features plenty of modern day features. That includes 4G LTE speeds and the ability to work as a hotspot with support for up to 10 connected devices at a time, as well as wi-fi and Bluetooth support.

Beyond that, this phone really goes back to the basics. To that effect, it’s not a smartphone but it offers some basic apps including an email, calendar, calculator, web browser, messaging, and video recording app. It also has built-in accessibility features and it seems to be catering to seniors who aren’t very tech-savvy. Or hipsters… because you know there will be some hipsters out there who will wield it with pride.

The 2.8” internal display inside of the GO FLIP V isn’t all that tiny, but it offers a rather retro QVGA (320×240) resolution, while its 1.44” external display features a paltry 128×128 resolution. The external display allows users to see who’s calling without opening the phone.

When it comes to photography, the phone offers a 2MP rear camera. There’s also a microSD card slot available, although we can’t imagine that the kind of customer who buys this phone would ever bother using it.

Remember when phones really lasted longer than a day on a charge? The 1350mAh battery inside the GO FLIP V offers users a whopping 300 hours of standby time, or 24 hours of usage or 6.5 hours of talk.

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The Alcatel GO FLIP V is the second Alcatel phone being offered by Verizon, with the previous one having been the Alcatel Avalon V. There’s no word on pricing, but you can expect it to be priced very affordably.