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Show ‘Em How Normcore You Are with This $67 Android Flip Phone

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While browsing the many acres of Mobile World Congress 2016, I was lucky enough to stumble upon what has to be the most normcore smartphone at the show. Naturally, I found it at the booth of Chinese company Reeko, a specialist in the area of yesteryear-themed clamshell phones.

The brand has been developing no-frills flip phones with 2G and 3G connectivity since 2013. But its new “high-end” handset, the 4G-capable F351 Android flip, is what caught my eye. This is a device that tells people, “Look, I’m here to make a retro statement, but I also want to be able to use apps and take selfies.”

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The F351 has rear and front cameras, a quad-core processor, and 8 GB of storage. (For all your MP3s, of course; if you just can’t live without the modern marvel of streaming music, the F351 does run the fairly current Lollipop version of Android, so Spotify should be accessible.)

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(Photo: Yahoo)

All of the above glitz is tastefully mitigated by the phone’s appearance — it’s a nondescript, flat, black plastic shell — and by its $67 price tag. This is a true slacker-bro smart flip phone, something that the flashier offerings from LG ($160) and Samsung ($1,500!) are not.

Reeko phones are not yet carried in American stores, but you can visit reekotech.com to learn how to buy one that’s U.S.-compatible.

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