Glossary definition of Flip phone

This type of form factor is usually a combination of a monoblock and a clamshell. The flip itself usually contains of a small plastic part that offers protection for the keyboard and / or the display when the mobile phone is not used.

Most of the mobile phones with this design have (like a clamshell) also a Active Flip. Mobile phones from the highest segment that can be used in a monoblock design to make calls but that can also be folded so that the primaire display and an extensive keyboard become visible, are marked as Flip models on NewMobile.com.