Samsung Made a Flip Phone in 2015 - When Will The Nineties End?
The dream of the ’90s is alive at Samsung, as the company has just unveiled their newest phone model, the SM-W2016. Guess what? It’s a flip phone. No – it’s not just another RAZR (but RIP to the Hello Moto ringtone). While the phone is an aesthetic throwback, it’s internal whosamawhatsits will include “64GB storage, 3GB RAM, 16 megapixel and 5 megapixel cameras, and will run Android Lollipop.” However, the company’s choice has left us with one question: Dear God, when will we be done with ’90s nostalgia?
Now, I write this whilst wearing a very Angela Chase-style outfit that I borrowed from my brother, but it only proves how determined the nostalgia bug truly is. From the actual ‘90s Fest that happens in Williamsburg, to Nickelodeon’s entire channel dedicated to ’90s cartoons, to every quiz on Buzzfeed, the onslaught of golden age throwbacks is inescapable. It’s impossible to go on Facebook without seeing a slew of shared posts from children born in 1998 that proclaim “only 90s kids will remember!”
While the ’90s remembrance can be suffocating, and the vintage flip phone trend is slightly maddening (does coolness have to equal inconvenience? What do you do without Google Maps?!), there is something heartwarming about looking back to a “simpler” time. At this point though, I’m holding out for the early 2000s nostalgia. Where’s my sidekick remake, or prom photos of teen couples in all denim ensembles?
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