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Definition: flip phone


A hinged cellphone that is very compact when closed. Also called a "clamshell phone," the flip phone is a basic cellphone without Internet access. More compact when closed, the cover "flips open" to reveal the screen, keypad, speaker and microphone. See feature phone.




An LG Flip Phone
This LG model has a second screen on the outside. (Image courtesy of AT&T, www.att.com)